Clay City, Ky. (April 9, 2023) – Kentucky State Police Post 8, Morehead, received a call for assistance from Powell County dispatch on Sunday April 9 at around 3:13 a.m. in reference to a stabbing.
Troopers responded to 1270 Frames Branch Road in Powell County. Upon arriving at the residence, Troopers located a deceased male victim laying in the kitchen of the residence. The male suffered from a single stab wound. The victim was identified as Jason Smith 29 years of age from Stanton Kentucky. The male victim was pronounced deceased by the Powell County Coroner, Megan Wells-Curtis.
After an extensive investigation, Troopers have charged Devin A Hall 29 years of age from Clay City with Murder. Troopers also charged Tonya McKinney 56 years of age from Clay City with Tampering with Physical Evidence (complicity) and Abuse of a Corpse (complicity). Both individuals were lodged in the Powell County Detention Center.
Kentucky State Police were assisted on scene by Stanton Police Department, Powell County Sheriff’s Office, Clay City Police Department, and Powell County Coroner’s Office.
The investigation remains ongoing at this time. If you have any information relating to this incident, please contact Kentucky State Police Post 8 at 606-784-4127.
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