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Police: Fight Over Loud Music Turns Deadly

By: Wendy Enneking Email
By: Wendy Enneking Email

One man is dead and another is recovering after a fight escalated into a stabbing in Lincoln County.

Police were called to the an apartment complex off of KY 1247 near Waynesburg Saturday night. The fight was reportedly over someone playing loud music.

Mackenzie Ryan Elmore died in the fight. His friend Jack Smith is recovering at UK Hospital where he is in fair condition. A third person involved, James Naylor, was questioned and released by police.

Neighbors say Naylor claims the stabbing was self defense , but Elmore's fiance, Misty Hatter, tells 27 NEWSFIRST she thinks otherwise. She says she would like to see him charged with murder.
Hatter also said that Elmore had just lost his 5-month-old daughter to SIDS on Friday. She says it's tragic that he was planning his daughter's funeral and now she is planning his funeral.

Hatter said she had actually been involved in a fight with James Naylor's girlfriend prior to the fight involving the men.

As for James Naylor, he moved out of the apartment complex Sunday. No charges have been filed against him at this point, but the case could go to the grand jury later this week.


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