Three People Dead In Perry County Shooting

By: WYMT Team Coverage
By: WYMT Team Coverage

HAZARD, Ky. (AP) - The top official in Perry County says a magistrate and a county employee are among three people dead after a shooting at an eastern Kentucky convenience store.

Perry County Judge-Executive Denny Ray Noble says Magistate Jimmy Darrell Neace and county road department employee Lewallen Caudill were killed by another man.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Tony Watts says the shooting happened around 11:30 a.m. Friday at Ben's Quick Stop in the Chavies community of Perry County.

Perry County Deputy Coroner Kyle Wolfe said it appeared to be a murder-suicide. .

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  • by Ande Location: Viper, KY on Jun 10, 2008 at 02:39 PM
    Lew was my uncle, and because of one really sad person, three families are tore all to hell. Jerry wasnt even a fired employee, he was on sick leave....which he voluntered to do. And NO, this was not a drug deal gone bad, Lew never touched anything, and as far as I know, James Darrel didnt either. But I miss him more than anything, I didnt think I'd ever have to go to my uncles funeral because he was murdered. My heart is still breaking, and my prayers are with the Neace family. I will never get over losing my uncle, thanks to one very disturbed individual.
  • by The Man That Had Lost Everything Location: Hazard on Jun 2, 2008 at 05:50 AM
    To Sheenah, this was not a disturbed individual at all this was a man that had lost everything, so a friend could be giving a job. Jerry Fugate has family to that knows he was a very loving person who had children of his own. A person who has lost or losing everything is just not thinking in their right mind. He feels that he was wronged, and just let it bare on him....
  • by addie judy gary albert campbell Location: hazard ky and addie from tennessee on May 31, 2008 at 09:09 PM
    our prays goes out to all three family on their lost we only knew jim and we would like to tell everyone that he was always there if we needed him no matter what time of day or night that we needed him he would be there mom was a widow rasing five small kids on her own and jim knew that and he was always checking on us to see if mom needed any help.jim and his brothers was always there when we had a family to past away to lend a helping hand jim is from a great family.we love them all so for the people out there that might even think that jim was involved in a drug deal that went bad needs to go to church sunday and ask the lord to help them think before they voice their opinion about something they know nothing about and pray for all the family's. so for you all out there that don't have anything good to say please take in consideration that these family's are going thur alot of pain and sorrow right now.the neace family are wonderful people we love you all addie judy gary lil albert
  • by Betty Location: Union Co., TN on May 31, 2008 at 12:31 PM
    I read 3 articles on here about this murder but never saw the name of the person who did the actual shooting. Was this somebody who thought his wife was messing around with another man?
  • by Roadrunner Location: Chavies on May 31, 2008 at 11:12 AM
    Jimmy Darrell and Lue was great men and it is sad that someone who was not wanting to live anyway had to take their life and just think jimmy has a little boy that will grow up without a father. My heart goes out to the the one's who have lost a loved one.
  • by Anonymous on May 31, 2008 at 07:49 AM
    prayers to the families
  • by TiM Location: perry co on May 31, 2008 at 06:45 AM
    You Know there is no Drugs in Perry Co. We may never know what the Truth is i would say women trouble.
  • by Andy on May 31, 2008 at 05:08 AM
    I wonder;have the East Ky dems started fighting each other.
  • by RESIDENT Location: HAZARD on May 31, 2008 at 04:37 AM
  • by max Location: ky on May 31, 2008 at 02:53 AM
    its the end time open your eyes people


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