ALTERCATION IN RURAL MAGOFFIN COUNTY LEADS TO SUSPECT OPENING FIRE ON ANOTHER MAN, RESULTS IN GUNSHOT WOUND TO THE VICTIM’S FACE
JULY 14, 2021 – written by WADE QUEEN
SHOOTING SUSPECT: MICHAEL PAUL PERKINS, 41, OF SALYERSVILLE, KENTUCKY.
A Magoffin County man remains in jail on an assault charge, after allegedly shooting another person in the face during this past weekend .
According to a press release statement from the Kentucky State Police Post 9, in Pikeville, Ky., they reported that Michael Paul Perkins, 41, of Salyersville, was arrested on Sunday afternoon, July 11.
The KSP report stated that they received a call regarding a shooting on Rockhouse Fork Road in Magoffin County. When KSP investigators responded to the shooting scene on Rockhouse Fork Road, they discovered one man had been shot.
The initial KSP investigation indicated an altercation between Michael Paul Perkins and Bobby Stephens that resulted in Stephens suffering from a gunshot wound.
State police said Michael Perkins and Bobby Stephens were in an argument, when Michael Perkins allegedly shot Bobby Stephens once in the face.
Bobby Stephens was transported to Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, and then subsequently flown to Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia.
As a result of the KSP investigation, Michael Perkins was arrested by trooper Joshua Scott, and was charged with one count of *ASSAULT, 1ST DEGREE; a Class B felony punishable by from 10 years, to up to 20 years in prison.
KSP Post 9 Detective Jason Merlo is leading the investigation. He was assisted on scene by KSP personnel and the Magoffin County Sheriff’s Department.
Michael Paul Perkins is being held in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center on a $50,000 full cash bond.