News Release

For Other Kentucky Government Sites Visit:
Click here to visit, the Official State Government Site for the Commonwealth of Kentucky
Media / For More Information Contact:

Trooper Jeffrey Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 4, Elizabethtown
(270) 766-5078
Click here to e-mail Trooper Jeffrey Gregory

Grayson County Man Receives 10-Year Sentence For Arson

Date of News Release: 02/12/2013

(LEITCHFIELD, KY) -- A Grayson County Man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in an Arson that occurred in November, 2010. Russell Mercer, 64, was sentenced on January 22, 2013 after he hired his ex-brother-in-law, Tom Lashley, 46, to burn some property on November 10, 2010. Mercer had promised Lashley that he would pay him a portion of the proceeds from the claim he collected from the insurance company. Lashley pled guilty to the Arson and was sentenced to 10 years in prison on February 07, 2012. KSP Post 4 Arson Det. Terry Scott was assisted in his investigation by Chris Crawford of the State Fire Marshal's Office.

Last Update: