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Taylor Co. SO arrests suspect alleging attempted murder

Four KSP Post 15 officers were on scene. Danger to officers heightened by severe weather conditions, with lightning, wind, and hail. Location of incident is in the Saloma Road area, at what has been described as a 'million dollar house.' Suspect is a school bus driver for Taylor County Schools.
Note: An arrest is not a finding of guilt. An individual who is arrested is detained in order to answer for an alleged or suspected crime, and should be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

From Taylor County Sheriff Alan Newton's office

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY - On April 5, 2017, at 1800 hours, Deputies responded to 482 Collins Lane for a domestic incident where 54 year old Richard D. Hord had fired several shots at the scene and his wife was injured and the house was on fire when Deputies arrived on the scene and Richard Hord was witnessed by Deputies watching the house burn.

Deborah C. Hord was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital by private vehicle for a minor gunshot wound.

Richard Hord fled into the woods behind the residence when Deputies arrived on the scene.

Taylor County Sheriff K9 unit was deployed along with Sheriff's Deputies, assisted by Kentucky State Police, searched the area and located suspect Richard Hord hiding in the woods. Hord was placed in custody and was taken to Taylor Regional Hospital for self-inflicted injuries.

The suspect was admitted to Taylor County Regional Hospital. Richard Hord is charged with one count of attempted murder and two counts of wanton endangerment, 1st degree, Arson 2nd degree.

The investigating officer is Mark Dickens.

This story was posted on 2017-04-06 09:50:02
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