KSP continues search for two suspects in Lee Co. murder

BEATTYVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ/AP) – Kentucky State Police say they are still looking for two additional individuals in connection to the death of Billy Roark last week in Lee County.

Investigators say they are trying to locate 39-year-old Jay N. Shoemaker, and 22-year-old Raigan D. Griffin, both of Beattyville.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of either Shoemaker or Griffin is asked to call police.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Shoemaker or Griffin are asked to contact local law enforcement or KSP Post 7 at 859-623-2404.

Billy Roark and James Brown were fatally shot last Thursday in separate incidents.  Four people have already been arrested in connection to the murders.


8/8/16 12:20 p.m.

Kentucky State Police say they have arrested four people in the fatal shootings of two men in Lee County.

Police said in a statement on Sunday that it appears 27-year-old Billy Roark and 36-year-old James R. Brown, both of Beattyville, were fatally shot on Thursday night in separate incidents. Roark’s body was found Friday morning and Brown’s body was found Saturday night.

Taylor, White, Johnson, Kendall, Shooting, Lee County

Police said 34-year-old Anthony T. Taylor and 23-year-old Kasandra K. White, both of Beattyville, are charged with murder and complicity to murder in the deaths. In addition, police say 22-year-old Wesley T. Johnson of Irvine and 32-year-old Kevin F. Kendall of Beattyville, are charged with complicity to murder.

Online jail records don’t indicate whether they have attorneys.


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