LOUISA, Ky. — An investigation by the Lawrence County Sheriff’s office into the August 16, 2022 shooting death of a 45 year-old Lawrence County man who was shot by a “property owner” is ongoing, a spokesperson for Sheriff Chuck Jackson said today.
Jackson and Commonwealth’s Attorney Tony Skeans said three weeks ago that the case would be brought before the September Grand Jury which meets the second Thursday of each month.
But when the Grand jury report came out for September the case involving the killing of Jerry Lee Maynard was not among the indictments.
Sheriff Jackson’s office released the following statement:
“…We had anticipated presenting it (Maynard case) to the grand jury at the September meeting but the case was not completed in time. We plan on presenting it at the October 13 meeting barring any unforeseen circumstances.”
Although local officials have not released the name of the person who shot and killed Maynard, many Peach Orchard residents say they know who did the shooting, but won’t give the name. There are also reports that drugs may have been involved in the incident.
One problem the sheriff’s men have is they went to the residence once and left and returned several hours later when the shooting took place. There may be no witnesses except the shooter.
An arrest warrant was issued for Greene Ramey, 42, also of Lawrence County was arrested near the scene but charges against him are unclear.
This is the original report in thelevisalazer.com
PEACH ORCHARD, KY. (August 16, 2022) — Lawrence County Sheriff Chuck Jackson just reported a fatal shooting early this morning near the Peach Orchard area of Lawrence County.
Jackson described the events leading up to and the actual killing as below on his FB page:
“…at approximately 06:20 a.m. the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Peach Orchard on reports of shots fired, possibly related to a burglary.
JERRY LEE MAYNARD
On arrival a witness stated one of the suspects, identified as 45 yr old Jerry Lee Maynard of Lawrence County was located in the woods by the property owner.
Maynard then disarms the property owner and a fight over the gun took place. Maynard was fatally shot during the struggle and pronounced deceased on scene by Lawrence County Coroner Wesley Heston.
Upon further investigation a warrant was obtained for second suspect, 42 yr old Greene Ramey, also of Lawrence County. Greene was arrested without incident and lodged at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.
The incident is still under investigation by Chief Deputy M. Keefer of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.”