Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Knott County murder case sent to grand jury

HINDMAN, Ky. --- A Knott County murder case is headed to the grand jury.
Jerry Combs, 34, is accused of killing Eric Fugate, 30, after police say the two men got into an argument.

Fugate's family reported him missing on January 17. Police found his body near an old mining road the next day in the Triplett Branch area of Knott County.

Prosecutors yesterday convinced District Judge Dennis Prater there was probable cause to send the case to the grand jury.

Police are waiting on several pieces of evidence to be returned by the state medical examiner, who ruled Fugate died from multiple stab wounds.

Combs is lodged in the Kentucky River Regional Jail.