Ewing man wanted for Bourbon County murder turns himself in

2011-12-26T22:00:00Z 2011-12-28T10:45:04Z Ewing man wanted for Bourbon County murder turns himself inMISTY MAYNARD misty.maynard@lee.net Ledger Independent
December 26, 2011 10:00 pm  • 

DRY RIDGE | Hours after the Kentucky State Police issued a request for assistance in locating a murder suspect from Ewing, the man turned himself in to the Paris Police Department.

William C. Ross, 36, was wanted on charges of murder and first-degree assault out of Bourbon County, according to KSP. No details were released by police regarding the crimes Ross allegedly committed.

A KSP dispatcher Monday referred questions to the public affairs officer who was not available. The Paris Police Department referred questions to KSP.

According to media reports, Ross was wanted for the murder of 57-year-old Leroy Richardson who was found at a home on levy Road in North Middletown in Bourbon County about 1:30 a.m., Sunday. A Bourbon County deputy coroner reportedly said the man appeared to have been shot to death, though an official cause of death is pending until an autopsy is complete.

Additionally, Ross has been charged with first-degree assault for allegedly shooting and injuring Joey Richardson, Leroy Richardson's son, according to media reports.

Ross and the Richardsons were "acquaintances," according to reports. Police have not released a motive.

Ross turned himself in to the Paris Police Department late Sunday and is lodged in the Bourbon County Detention Center.

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