TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Murder in McCreary County
Date of News Release: 02/09/2013
(LONDON, KY.) -- On Thursday, February 07, 2013 at 6:31 a.m., the Kentucky State Police, Post 11 in London received a report of an Assault at a residence on Richard Stephens Road in the Pine Knot Community of McCreary County.
Upon arrival officers determined the female victim was walking from her home to her vehicle when she was assaulted by three (3) men dressed in dark clothing. Neighbors of the victim noticed a strange vehicle parked close to her home and went to check on her wellbeing. Upon arrival at the victim's residence the three men identified themselves to the neighbors as FBI Agents but refused to show any identification. The neighbors refused to leave the victim with the three (3) men causing the men to leave the scene.
Further investigation led Detective Billy Correll to arrest Timothy Prater, 30, of Somerset, on Friday, February 08, 2013, on the charges of Impersonating a Police Officer, Robbery 1st, Unlawful Imprisonment and Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Murder. Prater was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.
The motive for the attack is still under investigation and addition arrests are expected.
Detective Billy Correll is continuing the investigation and was assisted at the scene by officers from the Kentucky State Police and the McCreary County Sheriffs Department.