Mt. Vernon Register-News

September 16, 2013

Shooting incident results in arrest

Staff Report
The Register-News

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MARLOW — An Opdyke man is in custody following a shooting incident Friday night south of Marlow.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Kyle E. Shelton, 40, of the 18000 block of Liberty Road, Opdyke, is in custody on charges of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated discharge of a firearm. He is being held in the Jefferson County Justice Center under $150,000 bond.

Department logs report a man called shortly after 7 p.m. Friday night from an address in the 19000 block of North Stratford Lane. The man reported a subject had fired at least six shots at him and neighbors.

Shelton reportedly was intoxicated at the time of the shooting and was involved earlier in the day in an altercation with his wife Katrina, who was at the North Stratford address, staying with a mutual friend of the couple.

Major Scott Burge of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said crime scene investigators recovered at least three .22 caliber shell casings from the shooting location.

Police were able to obtain a search warrant from State’s Attorney Doug Hoffman and signed by Judge Tim Neubauer and executed the warrant on the Shelton residence. Shelton was home and was taken into custody without incident.

Police said the warrant resulted in the confiscation of several weapons. They also said Shelton’s FOID card had been revoked.

Double wide destroyed by fire

BOYD — A double-wide mobile home about one-quarter mile west of Boyd was destroyed by fire early Saturday morning.

According to Captain Conan King of the Jefferson Fire Protection District, officials received a call at 12:33 a.m. of a fire in the 67000 block of Richview Road. No one was home when the fire broke out and no injuries were reported.

The home is owned by Curtis and Alicia Meadows, according to officials.

King said the fire appears to have started in the living room, although the cause has been undetermined.

About 20 fire personnel from JFPD, Woodlawn and the Irvington fire departments battled the blaze, bringing it under control around 1:20 a.m.

EMS was requested when one of the homeowners had an anxiety attack, authorities said.