UPDATE: 3rd arrest in Mt. Vernon murder case


ROCKCASTLE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) -Kentucky State Police say a third person has been arrested in connection to the murder of 71-year-old Bennie Sanders.

Earlier on Thursday, Troopers announced the arrest of 31-year-old Jonathan Taylor on charges of murder, burglary, and robbery, along with the arrest of 19-year-old Kayla Pitman on charges of hindering apprehension/prosecution.

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Now, police say 23-year-old Levi Bradley has also been charged with murder, burglary, and robbery in the case.

All three are in the Rockcastle County Detention Center.

Mugshots for Pitman was not immediately available at the time of publication.


4/20/17 1:56 p.m.

2 arrested in connection to Jan. death of Mt. Vernon senior

Two people have been arrested in connection to the death of a Rockcastle man back in January of 2017.

Police say 71-year-old Bennie Sanders was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound in his home on Friday, January 6th.

Officers said at the time that they suspected foul play, and that the death may have followed a home invasion.

Now, Jonathan Taylor has been arrested and charged with murder, burglary, and robbery in connection to the death.  Kayla Pitman has also been arrested, charged with hindering apprehension.

A mug for Pitman was not immediately available at the time of publication.

ABC 36 is following this story and will update it with additional information as it becomes available.


1/8/17 1:35 a.m.

Police Release Identity of Man Found Dead in Rockcastle County Home


Police have released the identity of a man they say they found dead after a possible home invasion in Rockcastle County.

State police in London say they were called Friday night around 7 p.m. to a home on Abway Street in the Mount Vernon community.

There, they say they found 71-year-old Bennie Sanders dead in his home from an apparent gunshot wound.

Troopers suspect foul play. They have not yet made any arrests.