Suspect Facing Attempted Murder Charges
Darren Doyle, story:
The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that Wesley Roberts, (33), a suspect in a shooting incident earlier today has been located and arrested a short time ago in Grayson County.
Sheriff Shane Doyle said that both the Edmonson and Grayson County Sheriff's Offices worked together to locate the suspect. According to the sheriff, Roberts was located at an undisclosed residence on Anneta Road.
Doyle said arrest warrants were obtained for three counts of attempted murder and that Roberts was taken into custody without incident.
"We'd like to thank everyone that helped with this case," said Sheriff Doyle. "In addition to our office and the Grayson County Sheriff's Office, a special thanks goes out to Brownsville Police Chief Jeff Jewell, Mammoth Cave National Park Rangers, Leitchfield Police, Edmonson County Dispatch, Kentucky State Police, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers."
Doyle said cooperation between all agencies was the key to locating and arresting the subject so quickly.
"I'm proud of the teamwork that happens when a serious incident like this occurs; however, we do our best to handle the large cases with the same dedication as the small ones," said Doyle. "I'm also very proud of our deputies. They put it on the line everyday for Edmonson County and our neighboring communities."
The victim has been identified as Karen Whitfill, (37) of Leitchfield, who is still listed in critical condition.