Fatal Fire in Martin County
Date of News Release: 08/16/2014
(Inez, Ky.)-On Saturday August 16, 2014 Kentucky State Police Post 9, Pikeville arrested 41 year old Jack D. Smith of Inez, Kentucky in connection with the ongoing investigation that is be conducted by Detective Tony Tackett. Smith was lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center on three counts of Murder, one count Robbery 1st Degree, and one count Tampering with physical evidence. The investigation is still ongoing and is being investigated by Detective Tony Tackett.
Original News Release Below:
(Inez, Ky.) - On Saturday August 16, 2014 at 4:20 am Post 9, Pikeville received a call of a residential structure fire in the Inez community of Martin County. Kentucky State Police Detectives, Post 9 Arson Investigator, and State Fire Marshall is currently on scene at the residence.
According to the preliminary investigation, three bodies were found deceased in the residence. Those bodies will be taken to the State Medical Examiner's for autopsy and identification.
The investigation is still ongoing and is being investigated by Detective Tony Tackett.