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Murder indictment handed down in deer hunting incident

Breckinridge Grand Jury indicts Irvington man for murder stemming from deer hunting incident November 3, 2018.
NOTE: Indictments are considered formal charges. An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged in an indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.
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By Tpr Scotty R. Sharp, Public Information Officer
KSP Post 4, Elizabethtown, KY

***UPDATE***UPDATE*** IRVINGTON, KY - On May 2, 2018, Kentucky State Police Post 4 Detective James Martin presented the results of the death investigation to the Breckinridge County Grand Jury.
As a result, the Grand Jury indicted Christopher B. Stone (43) of Irvington for the murder of Nicholas Lee Ford (39) stemming from the November 23, 2017 incident.

On May 4, 2018 at approximately 1:40 HRS EDT, Christopher B. Stone was arrested by the Breckinridge County Sheriff's Office on the indictment warrant and lodged in the Breckinridge County Jail under a $100,000 cash bond.

Earlier Story

(Irvington, KY.) - Kentucky State Police Post 04 Detectives are investigating a hunting death that occurred in Breckinridge Co. Thursday morning. On November 23, 2017 at approximately 11:15 A.M. EDST, KSP was asked by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Officers to respond to a shooting that had taken place while two men were deer hunting off of JE Haynes Rd. in Irvington. Christopher B. Stone (43) of Irvington was hunting with Nicholas Lee Ford (39) of Brandenburg. Mr. Stone discharged his rifle into an overgrown field surrounded by woods where Mr. Ford was standing striking him in the back. Nicholas Ford was transported by Breckinridge Co. EMS to Breckinridge Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced deceased by the Breckinridge Co. Coroner. The case remains under investigation by KSP Detective James Martin. ###

This story was posted on 2018-05-04 18:49:25
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