Arrest made in shooting death of Pike Co. man

By: Paige Quiggins Email
By: Paige Quiggins Email

A man is found dead in Pike County and police said he was murdered.

Kentucky State Police have not released many details, but had enough information to put one man behind bars for allegedly shooting and killing another man in the Draffin community.

It might seem like a peaceful community, but Wednesday morning, Kentucky State Police said there was a violent act.

“Once they arrived on the scene, the deputy coroner was called out,” said Trooper Shaun Little.

A shooting on Pond Creek Road left one man dead and another in jail. Police said it happened at 3:30 a.m. and it did not take long to make an arrest.

Little said 39-year-old Everett Paul Norman of Belcher shot and killed 30-year-old Jesse Church of Harold.

“It is still under investigation by detective Jason Merlo,” said Little.

Police said they do not know how the two men knew each other, and do not know of any possible motive.

Norman is charged with murder and is being held in the Pike County detention center with no bond.

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