Man in jail, charged in murder plot

MCCREARY COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) -- A man is behind bars in Laurel County charged in a murder conspiracy.

Thursday night Kentucky State Police received a report of an assault on Richard Stephens Road in the Pine Knot community of McCreary County.

Police say a female victim was walking from her home to her vehicle when she was assaulted by three men dressed in dark clothing.

The woman's neighbors noticed a strange vehicle parked close to her home and went to check on her. The three men told the neighbors they were FBI agents but refused to show any identification. The neighbors refused to leave the woman, and the three men left.

After police investigation Timothy Prater is listed at the Laurel County Detention Center facing multiple charges, including impersonating a police officer, first degree robbery, first degree unlawful imprisonment, and conspiracy to commit murder.

The motive for the attack is still under investigation and additional arrests are expected.

We have a crew headed in McCreary county and will have more tonight at eleven.

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