TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Arson/Wanton Endangerment Investigation and Arrest
Date of News Release: 01/25/2012
(Mayfield, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police responded to a home in Mayfield early this morning after receiving a 911 call for help. The caller stated that Floyd Holmes III was making threats against her and her four minor children. Mr. Holmes had allegedly shot himself and was possibly still armed. The Kentucky State Police discovered once they arrived on scene that Mr. Holmes was not injured and had attempted to burn down the residence with the members inside. Mr. Holmes was charged with Arson 1st, five counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Mr. Holmes was lodged in the Graves County jail. The investigation is ongoing by Trooper Trevor Pervine.