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(Update) Kentucky State Police Investigating Death in Graves County

Date of News Release: 11/08/2017

MAYFIELD, Ky. (November 7, 2017) – As part of the ongoing investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Timothy D. Roper, Kentucky State Police have arrested two Mayfield residents. The ongoing investigation has revealed that immediately prior to the shooting, Timothy Roper, Miranda Murphy, and Joshua White arrived at a residence on McNeil Road in Boaz, Kentucky for the purpose of robbing the homeowner. After forcing their way into the residence, the suspects robbed and assaulted the elderly homeowner. The homeowner then shot Timothy Roper.

Preliminary autopsy results confirmed Timothy Roper died as a result of a single gunshot wound to his upper torso.

At approximately 8:20 p.m. today, Kentucky State Police arrested Miranda K. Murphy, age 32, and Joshua A. White, age 28, both of Mayfield, Kentucky. Both were charged with Complicity to Commit First Degree Burglary and Complicity to Commit First Degree Robbery and were lodged in the Graves County Jail. Miranda K. Murphy was also charged with First Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine).

The investigation is continuing by Trooper Nathaniel Day. 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.

Kentucky State Police Investigating Death in Graves County

MAYFIELD, Ky. (November 7, 2017) - Kentucky State Police are investigating an overnight death in Graves County. KSP was notified at approximately 9:30 p.m. by personnel at Jackson Purchase Medical Center of a male who arrived there with a gunshot wound.

Timothy D. Roper, age 46, of Mayfield, Kentucky was pronounced dead at the emergency room by the Graves County Coroner. The Kentucky State Police have opened a death investigation. An autopsy will be conducted today at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Madisonville.

The investigation is continuing by Trooper Nathaniel Day. 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.