Domestic Dispute Leads To Alleged Murder

By: Marie Luby Email
By: Marie Luby Email

An eastern Kentucky man is dead after a domestic dispute in Letcher County and another man is charged with his murder on the Fourth Of July.

Police say they have few details so far in the domestic dispute that ended with a fatal gun shot wound.

Police say 36-year-old Bobby Collins shot 37-year-old Mark Adams at Collins' home on Cherokee Drive in Deane.

State police say they responded to a 911 call at about 10 o'clock Tuesday night from a neighbor who thought he heard a gunshot.

Police say they found Adams lying on the floor of Collins' front porch with a gunshot wound to his chest.

"At this time we're unaware of the particulars or the details of the possible domestic dispute, all the parties that may or may not be involved," Trooper Jody Sims said.

Adams was flown to Holston Valley Medical Center where he was pronounced dead shortly after midnight.

Collins was arrested and charged with murder.

He is in the Letcher County Jail.

Police say Adams lived in the same community as Collins, but they are unsure of the relationship between the two men, or what the dispute was about.

We'll have those details as soon as police release more information.

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