Accused shooter faces judge, victim still missing

WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – The man accused of shooting a 22-year-old in Winchester went before a judge for the first time Wednesday over video conference.

Clarence Reynolds, 25, was arrested and charged Tuesday after police say he supposedly shot Megan Deshay Griffin, 22, in the leg at M&W Auto Repair around 6:30 on the morning of August 10.

According to an arrest citation, Reynolds shot Griffin after an argument in the parking lot, then hid the gun under a vehicle at the auto repair shop before leaving the scene.

Police say Griffin also left the scene, apparently getting in a black Ford Mustang, and has not been seen since.

According to police, Reynolds was arrested in Powell County after being found hiding in a closet.

In court Wednesday, the judge entered a “not guilty” plea on behalf of Reynolds to Assault and Tampering with Physical Evidence charges.

This, though, is not his first run-in with the law. Among several things on Reynolds’ record are five different Assault charges, including one for which he was found guilty and was served a six year prison sentence.

Reynolds will face a judge again on the current charges August 29 at 1:30 p.m. He remains in jail on a $25 thousand cash bond.

No word yet on where Griffin may be. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Winchester Police Department.

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