Update: Casey County Victim's Son Says It Was Murder

Reported by: Amanda Stevenson
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 9/27/2012 6:47 pm
Kentucky State Police say the body of a Columbia man was found in the parking lot of the Tarter Gate Company around 10PM Wednesday.

The victim--Wendell Pyles, 50--was a night shift maintenance supervisor, according to family.

His son, Teddy, said Pyles had only been with the company a few months when he was killed.
 
He says his father was shot three times--once in the back and twice in the head, though state police haven't confirmed that.
 
Teddy Pyles added that his father didn't look like the sort of guy you'd mess with.. Saying his father had spent quite a few years in jail.

"He was tattooed out on both arms...just muscular and just big as can be with an attitude to back it up. But he was just a big teddy bear," said Pyles.

The son says his family plans to make funeral arrangements Friday morning.
 
Authorities haven't yet released any other details about the incident.
 
However, anyone with information about suspicious activity near the tarter gate company last night is asked to call state police at 1-800-222-5555. Callers can remain anonymous.
Share
Most Popular
KSP: 2 Men Shot During Turkey Hunt, 1 Pronounced Dead
State Police are looking into a shooting in Clay County, where they said three men went turkey hunting Thursday morning and two of them were shot -- one fatally.
James Young To Enter NBA Draft
Freshman guard first to officially announce "one and done."
Car Flips On I-64 In Fayette Co.
A woman went to the hospital after a crash Wednesday night along Interstate 64 in Fayette County. Video Video
Parents Accused of Keeping Toddler Out In Frigid Temperatures
Laurel County deputies said they received a tip about two adults walking along a busy roadway Thursday morning, with a toddler in tow.
Russell Co. Crash Kills 2, Critically Injuries 2 Others
An early morning collision on Kentucky Highway 80 killed a driver and his passenger, and also critically injured two others, according to State Police.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.