TFC Michael Murriell
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 14, Ashland
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Murder Arrest in Greenup County
Date of News Release: 04/19/2013
(Ashland, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police in Ashland have arrested two Boyd County, KY residents after conducting a missing person investigation which led to the recovery of human remains.
On April 8, 2013 the Kentucky State Police received a missing person report for Christopher M. Frazier, age 29, of Westwood, KY. During the missing person investigation Post 14 Detectives conducted multiple interviews of persons connected to Mr. Frazier.
On April 19, 2013 information was received which led to the recovery of a deceased male. The remains were located near the roadway, but over an embankment on Happy Ridge in Greenup County. Positive identification of the remains is currently pending and an autopsy has been scheduled for April 20, 2013 in Frankfort, KY.
Post 14 Detectives continued to receive information the murder had occurred on or about March 25, 2013 at 807 Rockgate Road in Greenup, KY. Arrest warrants were obtained on Carlton Gallman for Murder and Tampering with Physical Evidence. An additional arrest warrant was also obtained on Aaron Gallion for Tampering with Physical Evidence.
On April 19, 2013 Post 14 Detectives and Troopers located Mr. Gallman in Westwood, KY. Mr. Gallman observed the Troopers and attempted to flea from the area. Troopers were unable to make an initial traffic stop due to being in an unmarked vehicle not equipped with emergency equipment. Mr. Gallman was followed and additional authorities were notified the vehicle had crossed into Ohio. Numerous law enforcement agencies from Ohio responded and Mr. Gallman was arrested after being involved in a single vehicle collision.
Carlton T. Gallman, age 36, of Ashland, KY was arrested and lodged in the Lawrence County Ohio Jail. (Photo not available at this time)
On April 19, 2013 Aaron W. Gallion, age 35, of Ashland, KY was located at a residence on Oxcart Road in Boyd County. Mr. Gallion was arrested, charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence and lodged in the Greenup County Detention Center.
The following agencies responded and assisted during the course of the investigation: Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, Boyd County Sheriff's Department, Coal Grove Police Department, South Point Police Department, Lawrence County Ohio Sheriff's Department and Ohio Highway Patrol.
The case is still under investigation by Detective Christopher Carter.