TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Elk Horn Man Arrested and Charged with Murder
Date of News Release: 10/04/2012
(Campbellsville, KY) –- On October 3, 2012, Detectives from Post 15 arrested David Salyers, age 59 of Elk Horn, KY. Salyers was charged with Complicity to Commit Murder and was lodged in the Taylor County Regional Jail.
This charge is a result of a week long investigation by Post 15 Detectives into the murder of Wendell "Gleason" Pyles, who was shot and killed Wednesday, September 26, 2012, while working at Tarter Gate Company in Dunnville, KY.
In the early morning hours of October 4, 2012, Post 15 Detectives and Troopers along with the Kentucky State Police Special Response Team executed a search warrant at Salyer's residence in rural Taylor County. Items seized during the search warrant are expected to lead to more charges and additional arrests in the near future.