TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

January 31, 2013

Sulfridge case continued to March


The Times-Tribune

CORBIN — By John L. Ross, Staff Writer

A man scheduled for a jury trial in Whitley County Circuit Court Wednesday had his case continued to March.

William Sulfridge, 40, faces a second-degree manslaughter charge in the April 2010 shooting death of constable candidate Dennis Russell Meadors.

Meadors, 62, was killed by a single shot in the back while the two men were turkey hunting near Concord Church Road in Whitley County.

Meadors was killed with a 12-gauge shotgun.

Sulfridge, who has been released from jail on a $15,000 property bond, was sporting a cane when his case was called forward by Circuit Judge Paul K. Winchester.

Little testimony was offered, and after some discussion between Defense Attorney Ron Findell and Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Robert Stevens and Winchester, the decision was then made to move the case to March.

Other charges levied on Sulfridge include possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, after being convicted in 2004 with flagrant non-support. He also faces two counts of tampering with evidence after allegedly handling Meadors’ weapon after the shooting.

He also received misdemeanor charges from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife for allegedly hunting out of season and without a license. Those misdemeanor charges came in 2010.