Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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.

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

August 17, 2014 3762

Greenville Police Conducting Traffic…

in Top Stories by Wes Miller
August 16, 2014 3708

Pogue's Automotive Annual Picnic Brings…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 18, 2014 3359

Man Injured in Early Morning WKP Accident

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 18, 2014 3051

Owensboro Board of Commissioners…

in News by Beth Cecil
August 18, 2014 2898

Unlawful Solicitation

in News by Sgt. J.D. Winkler

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

August 20, 2014 2821

Park Avenue Trespass Call Leads to…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
August 18, 2014 2533

Madisonville Man Charged for Shoplifting,…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
August 16, 2014 1438

Non-Partisan Offices Deadline Passes -…

in Top Stories by Keenan Ratliff
August 18, 2014 1320

Madisonville Firefighters Recognized for…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 16, 2014 1263

Madisonville Police Conducting Sobriety…

in Top Stories by Lt. Charles Young II

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

August 18, 2014 3051

Owensboro Board of Commissioners…

in News by Beth Cecil
August 18, 2014 2898

Unlawful Solicitation

in News by Sgt. J.D. Winkler
August 18, 2014 2837

RiverArtes Opening at OMFA

in News by Owensboro Museum of Fine Art
August 19, 2014 2273

Free Arthritis Exercise Program will be…

in News by Woody Maglinger
August 19, 2014 1975

Municipal Art Collection on Exhibit at…

in News by Mary Bryan Hood

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

August 17, 2014 3762

Greenville Police Conducting Traffic…

in Top Stories by Wes Miller
August 16, 2014 3708

Pogue's Automotive Annual Picnic Brings…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 18, 2014 3359

Man Injured in Early Morning WKP Accident

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 18, 2014 2654

Luke's Flea Market Vendors' Home Away…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 18, 2014 2521

'How Dry I Was'

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

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)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (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