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Murder Arrest in Boyd County

Date of News Release: 05/26/2014

Charles Wilhere

(Ashland, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police in Ashland have arrested a Boyd County, KY resident after conducting an investigation into a physical assault which resulted in death.

On May 26, 2014 at 0248 am the Kentucky State Police received a call for assistance from the Boyd County Sheriff's Department pertaining to an alleged shooting at 1459 Fairway Drive in Ashland, KY. It was initially reported Aaron Adkins, age 29, of 1460 Fairway Drive Ashland, KY had been shot by Charles P. Wilhere, age 45, of 1459 Fairway Drive.

Upon arrival on scene it was determined Aaron Adkins and Charles Wilhere had been involved in a physical altercation which resulted in Charles P. Wilhere choking Adkins and causing his death.

Charles P. Wilhere, age 45, of Ashland, KY was arrested and lodged in the Boyd County Detention Center and charged with Murder.

The following agencies responded and assisted during the course of the investigation: Boyd County Sheriff's Department, Boyd County Coroner's Office and The Cannonsburg Fire Department.

The case is still under investigation by Detective Jeff Kelley.

An autopsy is scheduled tomorrow in Frankfort for Aaron Adkins.