TFC Michael Murriell
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 14, Ashland
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Felony Arrest and Search for Fugitive
Date of News Release: 08/01/2011
(Ashland, KY) -- The Kentucky State Police have arrested an Ashland resident on felony charges of Criminal Abuse 1st Degree after an extensive investigation into the May 3rd 2011 death of 16 month-old Cally Jobe of Ashland, KY. Lakyn Jobe, age 19, of Ashland was arrested at a residence on Carter Avenue today after the Boyd County Grand Jury returned the indictment. Lakyn was the mother to Cally Jobe. The investigation revealed Lakyn allegedly left Cally at her residence with an acquaintance- Brian Brewster, age 45, formerly of Ashland, KY. Upon Lakyn's return, Cally was unresponsive and was subsequently transported (by Jobe) to Kings Daughters Medical Center and then flown to Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) Women and Children's Hospital where she died of her injuries. According to the West Virginia State Medical Examiner's office, Cally died as a result of "Abusive Closed Head Injuries".
The Boyd County Grand Jury also returned indictments for Brian Brewster on charges of Manslaughter 1st Degree and Persistent Felony Offender 1st Degree. Brian also goes by the name of "Trinity" and his current whereabouts are unknown. Brewster was an acquaintance of Jobe's and had been staying at Jobe's residence.
Jobe was lodged in the Boyd County Detention Center. Brewster is currently wanted. Residents are asked to contact the Kentucky State Police with any information concerning the location of Brian Brewster at 606-928-6421 or 1-800-222-5555.
Detective Ben Cramer is the lead investigator in the case.
Original News Release Below:
Death Investigation of a 16 Month Old Child
Date of News Release: 05/04/2011
(Ashland, KY) -- On Sunday May the 1st 2011 the Kentucky State Police Post 14 Ashland initiated an investigation into the possible assault of Cally Jobe, a 16 month old female. Cally was initially taken to Kings Daughters Medical Center and was later transported to Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, WV due to the nature of her injuries.
On May the 3rd 2011 she died as a result of her injuries.
Detective Ben Cramer continues the investigation into the death of the 16 month old.