Viper, KY. (April 3, 2021) – On Saturday, April 3, 2021, at approximately 3:50 P.M, Troopers with Kentucky State Police, Post 13, Hazard, located Chester Adams riding an ATV in the Slemp Community of Perry County. Troopers were able to take Adams into custody without incident. Adams is being charged with one count of Murder and one count of Attempted Murder.
Original News Release below:
Viper, KY. (April 3, 2021) – On Friday, April 2, 2021, at approximately 6:59 P.M, Perry County 911 received a call on Slick Ford Road in the Viper Community of Perry County in reference to a shooting complaint. Upon the request of the Perry County Sheriff’s Office, Troopers and Detectives with Kentucky State Police, Post 13, Hazard, responded to the scene.
Upon the arrival of KSP, they located two individuals with gunshot wounds. Timothy Bailey, 41, of Booneville, was airlifted from the scene to a medical facility to be treated for injuries sustained. Nancy Smith, 63, of Viper, was located and pronounced deceased on scene by the Perry County Coroner’s Office.
Through investigation, it was determined that Chester Adams, 49, of Viper had shot both individuals. Adams fled the scene prior to the arrival of Law Enforcement. A thorough search of the area was conducted with the assistance of KSP Aircraft. However, units were unable to locate Adams. Detectives have obtained arrest warrants for Murder and Attempted Murder and are actively searching for him at this time.
Adams is described to be a white male, standing 6 feet 1 inch tall, weighing approximately 165 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. Adams should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Adams is asked to call Kentucky State Police, Post 13, at 606-435-6069. This incident remains under investigation by Detective Brandon Thomas.
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