BEDFORD, KY. (03/05/2022) On Friday March 04, 2022 a Kentucky State Police Detective as part of the ongoing investigation in this case received further information about the death of Terry Helm from the Trimble County Sheriff. The Trimble County Sheriff had been made aware of a video that was taken inside the residence on the morning of Monday, February 28, 2022.
The addition of the newly acquired evidence advanced the investigation allowing Kentucky State Police Detectives to obtained an arrest warrant for Mr. Collins on Friday March 04, 2022. Kentucky State Police Post 5 Detectives and Troopers were able to locate Mr. Collins later the same date. Mr. Collins was arrested without incident and charged with Murder. Mr. Collins was transported to and detained at the Oldham County Jail. The investigation is ongoing and continues to be conducted by Kentucky State Police Post 5 Detectives.
Original News Release below:
BEDFORD, KY. (02/28/2022) – On Monday February 28, 2022 at approximately 7:19 am Kentucky State Police Post 5 received a 911 call in reference to a person being shot in Bedford Kentucky on Hardy Creek Road. Kentucky State Police Post 5 Troopers and Detectives responded to the scene as did The Trimble County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers.
A male with a gunshot wound was located in the residence. Preliminary investigation indicates a confrontation occurred between the victim, Terry Helm a 38 year old male of Bedford and Justin Collins a 28 year old male from Bedford. During the confrontation Mr. Helm brandished a firearm in the direction of Mr. Collins. A struggle ensued over the firearm. During this time the pistol discharged fatally striking Mr. Helm. The Trimble County Coroner arrived on scene and pronounced Mr. Helm deceased at 9:00 am. Next of kin has been notified. An autopsy has been scheduled for next date.
The Trimble County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office was consulted about this case. The investigation is ongoing and being conducted by Kentucky State Police Post 5 detectives.
Kentucky State Police was also assisted on scene by Trimble County EMS and Bedford Fire Department.
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