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Woman arrested after shooting husband

Date of News Release: 01/12/2011

(Adair County, Ky.) -- Post 15 received a call from the Adair County dispatch at 10:48 CST today advising that a shooting had occurred at 177 HWY 1952, 7 miles south of Columbia. Upon arrival, KSP Units found that Tammy Bledsoe, who had called 911, shot her husband during a domestic argument.

42-year-old Richard (Ricky) D. Bledsoe was shot multiple times and received treatment at the scene from Adair County EMS. He was then transported to Westlake Hospital in Adair County and then airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville where he is currently in critical condition.

42-year-old Tammy Bledsoe was arrested and charged with Assault 1st Degree and lodged in the Adair County Jail. The couple are married and reside at the location of occurrence. No one else was at the residence. Detective Russell Decker is investigating.

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