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p>KSP Arrests Willie Holsapple on Manslaughter Bond Revocation Warrant

Date of News Release: 7/4/2017

Kuttawa, Ky. (July 4, 2017) – Kentucky State Police have arrested Willie G. Holsapple, age 68, of Paducah on a warrant issued in McCracken County. Holsapple was taken into custody by Trooper Lewie Dodd on Highway 93 North in Lyon County on Wednesday, July 4th just after 10:30 a.m. The warrant was signed on July 3rd, with a charge of Contempt of Court, stating “defendant to show cause why his bond should not be revoked”.

On July 2, 2017, at approximately 10:00 a.m., KSP Trooper Aaron Acree stopped a truck being driven by Holsapple on Highway 93 in Lyon County because Holsapple was not wearing his seatbelt. During the course of the traffic stop, Trooper Acree also discovered Holsapple’s driver’s license was suspended. Trooper Acree cited Holsapple for the traffic violations. Holsapple’s arraignment for these traffic charges is set for July 12 at 9:00 a.m. in Lyon District Court.

At the time of the July 2nd traffic violations, Holsapple was out on bond for the McCracken Circuit Court charges of Second Degree Manslaughter and Unsworn Falsification to Authorities. Holsapple was arrested in March of 2017 on a Grand Jury Indictment for these charges following the McCracken County Sheriff Department’s investigation into the death of former McCracken County Judge Executive Van Newberry in October of 2016.

Holsapple has been lodged in the McCracken County Jail.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555. Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.