Arrest Made in Perry County Shooting

A shooting altercation occurred on Sunday, March 24, 2019 in Perry County. Perry County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported shooting incident near Dogwood Valley Road in the Willard community around 3pm. Troopers with Kentucky State Police Post 13 assisted with the investigation. It was initially determined that an altercation had occurred between 23-year-old William Strong, Jr. and 58-year-old Lee Roy Colwell, both of Willard. During the altercation, Colwell yielded a handgun and show Strong once in the abdomen before fleeing the scene. Strong was taken to Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Colwell was located by Perry County deputies in the Willard area and taken into custody. Colwell was charged with one count of assault and lodged in the Kentucky River Regional Jail.

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