Arrest made in Martin County double homicide

TOMAHAWK, Ky. (WKYT) - A suspect is in custody in connection with a double homicide in Martin County.

Kentucky State Police are investigating after a man and a woman were killed in a shooting Friday night.

The incident happened on Rockhouse Road in the Tomahawk Community around 9pm. When troopers responded to the scene they found the bodies of April and Edger Hedrick of Tomahawk.

Orie Spence Jr. was later arrested and charged with two counts of murder. He is currently lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.

Troopers and detectives continue to investigate exactly what went on. A motive for the shooting is not yet known.

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