KSP Detective SGT Brett Miller is continuing the investigation.
Hickory, KY (April 28, 2019) – Detectives with the Kentucky State Police have been investigating the death of Graves County inmate Rodney Evans. The investigation revealed Mark W. Basham, 33 of Paducah was an inmate at the Graves County Jail and provided methamphetamine to Evans and other inmates in his cell. Basham had hidden the narcotics inside his body, when he was brought into the jail on April 19. Basham was arrested on April 28, 2019 at 9:30 P.M. and charged with Reckless Homicide, Promoting Contraband 1st degree, and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree methamphetamine. He was lodged in the Graves County jail.
KSP Detective SGT Brett Miller is continuing the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky 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.