Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

UPDATE: Second Arrest Made in Death of Phillip Phelps

second arrest murderUPDATE: HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/12/14) — Hopkins County Sheriff's Det. Shawn Bean has informed SurfKY News that a second arrest has been made in the murder of Phillip Phelps.

According to Bean, the ongoing investigation into the murder of 24-year-old Phillip "P.J." Phelps resulted in the arrest of Zachary McPeak in Hopkinsville. McPeak was charged at 4:55 p.m. Monday, May 12 by the Christian County Sheriff's Office.

McPeak is being lodged in the Hopkins County Jail.

SurfKY News

Information provided by Sheila Hopper, HCSO

 

murder arrestUPDATE: HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (5/10/14) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in the death of a 24-year-old Hopkins County man, whose body was found in a pond on Crowe Cemetery Road in Nebo Friday, May 9.

An investigation by the Sheriff's Office, Madisonville Police Department, Kentucky State Police and the Office of the Commonwealth Attorney led to the discovery of the body of Phillip Phelps, according to a HCSO report.

The investigation led to the arrest of Norman Barassi, 50, Madisonville, and the charge of murder. The arresting officer was Hopkins County Sheriff's Det. Shawn Bean.

The Hopkins County Coroner's Office and the Area 2 Dive Team also assisted in the investigation.

Barassi is being lodged in the Hopkins County Jail on a $100,000 cash bond.

SurfKY News

Information provided by HCSO

 

ORIGINAL STORY:

NEBO, Ky. (5/9/14) —The body of a missing man has been retrieved from a pond on Crowe Cemetery Road in Nebo earlier this evening.

Hopkins County Coroner Dennis Mayfield confirmed that the body was that of 24-year-old Phillip Phelps, who has been missing since earlier this week.

The family has been searching for Phelps since he was last seen at about 4 p.m. Sunday, May 4 walking on Murray Street near Browning Springs Middle School.

Mayfield told SurfKY News on the scene that the time and cause of death will not be released until a medical examiner's report has been compiled.

SurfKY News will keep you informed about this breaking news as more information becomes available.

Rita Dukes Smith,
SurfKY News Director

JT42679

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Latest Video

3/13 - 16

Stock Report

1 DOW 17,265.99
+109.14 (0.64%)    
2 S&P 2,011.36
+9.79 (0.49%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,593.42
+31.24 (0.68%)    
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

In Other News...

Providence Festival Welcomes 'Walking Dead' Novelist

PROVIDENCE, Ky. (9/16/14) — Local Kentucky writers and 'The Walking Dead' house novelist Jay Bonansinga gathered… Read More

Benton Middle School Spirit Day

BENTON, Ky. (9/17/14) — Benton Middle School held their first Spirit Day Sept. 16 to recognize all students… Read More
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

September 15, 2014 5045

Man Accused of Stealing Rural King…

in Top Stories by MCSO PIO Alex Piper
September 15, 2014 4802

Man Accused of Stalking Woman During Her…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 16, 2014 3697

Postal Worker Arrested for Terroristic…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 17, 2014 2564

Wanted Man Leads Troopers on Chase…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
September 17, 2014 2392

Two Arrested for Meth After Traffic Stop

in Top Stories by Alex Piper

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

September 17, 2014 2564

Wanted Man Leads Troopers on Chase…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
September 15, 2014 2321

Man Arrested for DUI, Carrying Concealed…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 15, 2014 2190

Man Arrested for Being Under Influence of…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 17, 2014 1737

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Accident

in Top Stories by Kyle Pharris
September 18, 2014 1046

Manitou Man Charged with DUI

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

September 15, 2014 1384

Owensboro Convention Center Announces…

in News by Madison Strobel
September 15, 2014 1063

Marian Retreat Oct. 18-19

in News by Jennifer Kaminski
September 14, 2014 1006

Come and Explore at Sister Trek 2014

in News by Jennifer Kaminski
September 15, 2014 941

Parking Committee Meeting Location Change

in News by Beth Cecil
September 15, 2014 464

Owensboro Man Charged With Burglary,…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

September 15, 2014 5045

Man Accused of Stealing Rural King…

in Top Stories by MCSO PIO Alex Piper
September 15, 2014 4802

Man Accused of Stalking Woman During Her…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 16, 2014 3697

Postal Worker Arrested for Terroristic…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 17, 2014 2392

Two Arrested for Meth After Traffic Stop

in Top Stories by Alex Piper
September 14, 2014 2166

Three Injured in Single-Car Collision

in Top Stories by Robert LIttlepage

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06