Man arrested in murder-for-hire investigation

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William Sutton
William Sutton (Photo Courtesy: Kentucky State Police)

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police say a man has been arrested after they say he conspired to have four people, including two Whitley County court officials, murdered.

Troopers say 54-year-old William T. Sutton was arrested while already incarcerated at the Whitley County Detention Center, awaiting a court appearance on previous charges.

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Investigators say a tip led them to arrest Sutton.

He is now facing additional charges of 4 counts of complicity to commit murder, 4 counts of retaliating against a participant in a legal process, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.