Monday, January 30, 2012

Not Guilty Plea In Deputy's Death

  • {Pikeville, Kentucky}...A not guilty plea was entered Monday morning in Pike County District Court during an arraignment for 47 year old David Childers of Ashcamp. Investigators say Childers was driving a SUV along U.S 460 in Pike County last Monday night when his vehicle crossed the center line and hit head-on with a Pike County Sheriff’s cruiser, killing Deputy James I. Thacker of Elkhorn City. Childers was arrested and charged with murder a short time after Thacker’s funeral Friday afternoon. Childers remains in the Pike County Detention Center without bond. His preliminary hearing is set for Thursday morning.