$2.5 million bond for man accused of killing police officer

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A judge has set a $2.5 million bond for the ex-convict accused of ambushing and killing a central Kentucky police officer last week.

Thirty-four-year-old Raleigh Sizemore Jr. was arraigned Monday and pleaded not guilty to charges including murder of a police officer, attempted murder, unlawful imprisonment and possession of a handgun by a felon.

Thirty-three-year-old Richmond police Officer Daniel Ellis went to an apartment Wednesday morning while investigating a robbery. Police reports say Sizemore, who had absconded from parole, hid in the bedroom of the apartment and shot Ellis in the head as soon as he entered the room. Ellis died two days later.

Madison County Attorney Marc Robbins says the three others arrested in connection with the incident also pleaded not guilty.

All are scheduled to return to court Nov. 18.


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