Former Sheriff's Deputy Accused Of Killing Wife

A former Kentucky Sheriff's Deputy is facing charges tonight, after police say he shot his wife to death, then led them on a wild chase.

It all happened this morning in Russell County, not far from the Casey County line.

Kentucky State Police say a Deputy arrived at a home on Decatur Road after a domestic disturbance where a woman was shot and killed.

Police say the suspect, 61-year-old Ronald Copely, fled in his vehicle, and led deputies on a chase until he wrecked. Police say Copely then ran away on foot, but was quickly captured.

Copley is in the Russell County Hospital at this time where he is being treated for injuries he received in the crash.

Police say he will be taken to jail once released, where he will be charged with first degree murder, wanton endangerment, and burglary, because he was found inside a trailer.

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  • by Rosemary Location: Indpls.,In on Nov 15, 2007 at 08:43 PM
    My heart goes to Pamela's children and her mother.I don't understand why this had to happen.Pamela was my grandma's niece.
  • by gwen Location: lexington on Nov 9, 2007 at 08:42 AM
    What a horrible act! A Father, taking his kid's Mother away from them. God Bless those little girls. I know your Mama is in Heaven watching over you now. I am a cousin, and grew up in the same community as she did. The family will be in my prayers.
  • by lynn Location: here on Nov 9, 2007 at 04:05 AM
    Ireally getting tired of this , everyday someone is dying over nothing, iam really tired of people saying the world has went crazy noits the people in the world that have went crazy. this is going to have to let up .how much more can this world take if you dont want to be with someone leave i dont think you have to kill them to get away from them. life is to short anyways without some blooming fool trying to take you out.............


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