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April 7, 2014

Shots fired at Levi Jackson

Two arrested Friday for altercation at duck pond

CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

An altercation over a sold vehicle led to shots being fired Friday at the duck pond in Levi Jackson State Park. That ended with the arrest of a Laurel County man and woman on some serious charges.

Michael Sellers, 20, of Barbourville Road, London, was charged with attempted murder and also on an outstanding Whitley County bench warrant for failure to appear in court.

A woman who accompanied Sellers to the scene, Autumn Martin, 18, of Barbourville Road, London, was charged with complicity to commit murder, and fourth-degree assault. She assaulted a male victim as sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene.

Both Martin and Sellers were jailed at the Laurel County Detention Facility in London.

The arrests occurred Friday around 2:17 p.m.

Laurel County Sheriff John Root reported Sheriff’s Detective Josh Scott made the arrests on Sellers and Martin, following his investigation into a complaint. That complaint was dispatched to deputies that subjects were involved in an altercation, and that shots were fired.

Allegedly, the altercation took place at the duck pond in Levi Jackson State Park, south of London off Levi Jackson Mill Road.

When Deputy John Inman and Bailiff Brandon Broughton arrived at the scene, they learned that a disagreement over a vehicle that was sold had apparently led the two parties involved to meet at the duck pond.

There, an altercation occurred between the two parties, which caused one party to attempt to leave the scene in his pickup truck. At that time, shots were fired into the truck.

Deputies found marks on the pickup truck that appeared to be from gunshots. A 22-caliber revolver was recovered at the scene.

Deputy Kevin Berry and Bailiff Andrew Lawson assisted Scott at the scene. Scott continues his investigation.

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