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Bracken County Death Investigation

Date of News Release: 12/09/2014

(Dry Ridge, Ky.) -- On December 7, 2014 at 5:23 p.m. the Bracken County Sheriff's Office responded to a residence on East Mary Ingles Highway in Augusta (Bracken County) for a reported death. After arrival the Sheriff's Office requested the assistance of Troopers from Post 6 to the location. Trooper Troy Brooks, Trooper Joseph Brown and Sergeant Brian McKinney along with Detective Charles Haselwood responded to the scene. Richard F. Weaver, 71 years old was found in the floor of the residence and was pronounced deceased by the Bracken County Coroner. Bradley R. Weaver 34 years old of Augusta, the son of Richard, was arrested and charged with Manslaughter in this case. An autopsy has been scheduled for later this date. Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Bracken County Sheriff's Office, Bracken Co EMS, and the Bracken County Coroner. The case remains under investigation by Detective Haselwood.