Man Arrested Following Weekend Murder

By: Phil Pendleton Reports
By: Phil Pendleton Reports

The search for a Southern Kentucky murder suspect ends with the man simply giving himself up.

Laurel County authorities say George Sherman was waiting for them on a boat dock with his hands in the air. The unusual end to the search has the victim's family relieved.

George Sherman turned himself in to police Thursday morning. Now that police have made the third and what they believe is the final arrest in this case, the victim's mother believes she can proceed with her son's funeral plans.

"I'll miss his smile, his laugh and he'd help anybody that needed help," said Cecile Nixon.

It's obviously a very difficult time for Cecile Nixon. Her first born son was killed Saturday and Friday, he'll be laid to rest. She says she can rest easier knowing that police believe they have arrested all those responsible.

"I think he was a chicken and he ran like a coward," Nixon said.

Police say Sherman's family called them to arrange the surrender. Sherman, with hands up in the air, told them he was ready to end his run from the law and even told them where to find the alleged murder weapon.

"He advised the deputy that he wanted to let us know where to find the weapon in case a child got a hold of it," said Sgt. Brad Mitchell with the Laurel County Sheriff's Department.

Cecile Nixon says she plans to be in court each time the 3 suspects are.

The two others arrested in the case, Mitchell Carpenter and his son Adam Carpenter, have already entered not guilty pleas. Sherman will be arraigned Friday morning.


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