KSP Conducts Lee County Death Investigation


From a press release from Kentucky State Police:

On Sunday morning, October 6, 2019, The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was called just after 1:30 am in reference to a fatal stabbing that occurred on KY 52 west in Lee County.

KSP Post 7 Troopers and the Beattyville Police Department responded to the scene and discovered one man deceased. The initial investigation indicates, the deceased was fatally stabbed during an altercation with another man. 

Arvel Newton, 50 years old of Hazard, KY. was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Lee County Coroner. His body has been taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. No charges have been filed at this time.

The ongoing death investigation is being conducted by KSP Post 7 Detective Ethan Lakes. He was assisted on scene by KSP Personnel, Beattyville Police Department, Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the Lee County Coroner’s Office.