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KY State Police arrest McCracken County Jailer

She faces allegation of First Degree Perjury in a McCracken County case of Commonwealth v Ben Green. She was arrested and lodged in Christian County Jail in Hopkinsville, KY.
Note: Charges/allegations are not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by law enforcement is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.

By Senior Trooper Jody Cash, Public Information Officer

PADUCAH, KY (Thu 22 Dec 2017) - KY State Police have arrested McCracken County Jailer Tonya D. Ray, age 43, of Paducah, KY.

The KY State Police began investigating the truthfulness of testimony given by Jailer Ray in a McCracken County case involving former Deputy Jailer Ben Green.

In October, 2017, Jailer Ray testified in a McCracken District Court hearing in the case of Commonwealth vs. Ben Green.

On Friday morning, the results of KSP's investigation were presented to a McCracken County Grand Jury, and the grand jury returned an indictment on Ms. Ray.

Tonya Ray was arrested at 12:56pmCT and charged with First Degree Perjury.

She was lodged in the Christian County Jail, Hopkinsville, KY.

The case will be prosecuted by Christian County Commonwealth Attorney Lynn Pryor, who was appointed as special prosecutor by the KY Attorney General's Office.

The investigation is continuing by Detective Cory Hamby.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the KY State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555. Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.

This story was posted on 2017-12-22 19:12:58
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