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October 17, 2012

Corbin man indicted for murder

Charged for Aug. 20 shooting death of daughter’s boyfriend

CORBIN — By Becky Killian / Editor

A Corbin man has been indicted for murder in connection with the Aug. 20 shooting death of his daughter’s boyfriend, according to a Whitley Circuit Court indictment.

William “Bill” Cox, 55, was among nine people indicted by the grand jury.

Cox’ indictment is for the death of Ryan Abner, 21, of Corbin, who was shot with a 40-caliber Glock handgun. Cox was also indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment for firing the handgun into a vehicle in which his daughter and her baby sat.

Cox’s arrest came after Corbin Police received a call before 2 p.m. of shots being fired in the Forest Hills neighborhood, between a wooded area and a home in the 1100 block of Forest Circle Drive.

According to detectives Rusty Hedrick and Bill Rose of the Corbin Police Department, when they arrived at the scene, Cox had reported he had shot Abner. Hedrick added Cox was unsure if Abner was dead or alive.

Police said it was reported Cox fired multiple shots into a vehicle, a black Chevrolet SUV driven by Abner in which Cox’s daughter, who is a juvenile, sat in the front passenger seat while her child was in the backseat of the vehicle.

After police secured the scene, Whitley EMS and Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley arrived. The coroner pronounced Abner dead at the scene at 2:18 p.m. Croley said Abner died of multiple gunshot wounds from close range.

Cox is being held on $250,000 cash bond in the Whitley County Detention Center.

Others indicted were:

*Michael Rose, 50, of Williamsburg, trafficking in marijuana over five pounds, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

*Johnny W. Johnson, 57, of Williamsburg, trafficking in marijuana over five pounds and first-degree persistent felony offender.

*Wendell R. Canada, 30, of Williamsburg, manufacture of methamphetamine.

*George T. Hubbard, 48, of Williamsburg, manufacture of methamphetamine.

*Ryan D. Carlson, 35, of Williamsburg, manufacture of methamphetamine.

*B.J. Starlite, 55, a Whitley County Detention Center inmate, receiving stolen property over $10,000 for possessing a 2012 Honda Odyssey Van stolen from Honda of Frankfort, first-degree fleeing or evading police, six counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and theft of motor vehicle registration plate.

*Vincent Martin, 23, of Williamsburg, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and first-degree promoting contraband for marijuana that was brought into the Whitley County Detention Center.

*Robert Cox, 32, a Whitley County jail inmate, first-degree criminal mischief for damaging the sprinkler system in the Whitley Judicial Center causing more than $1,000 damage.

An indictment is a formal charge by a grand jury and is not a conviction or an admission of guilt.

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