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Kentucky State Police Investigate Shooting in Jackson County

Date of News Release: 05/22/2012

(Manchester, KY) -- On Monday, May 21, 2012 at 2:15 p.m. EDT Chester Collett, 47 years old, was arrested on Sacker Road in Manchester, KY, by Trooper Jarrod Smith, in connection to a shooting that occurred in McKee, KY.

Mr. Collett was lodged in the Jackson County Jail and charged with three (3) counts of Wanton Endangerment in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree (Domestic Violence and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

(McKee, KY) On Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 10:39 p.m. EDT the Kentucky Sate Police, Richmond Post was contacted by the Jackson County 911 Center requesting assistance with a female on Doolittle Road. As Troopers were responding to the scene additional information was received that the female had been shot in both legs.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Sharon Eversole was shot through a door with a shotgun and received minor injuries to her legs.

Mrs. Eversole refused medical treatment from the Jackson County EMS but was transported to a hospital in Manchester by family members.

Trooper Jarrod Smith is the investigating officer and was assisted at the scene by Sergeant Starlin Hacker, Trooper Glenn Reed, Jackson County Sheriffs Department and Jackson County EMS.

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