Sheriff’s office continues investigation in KY 39 shooting

Published 12:02 pm Friday, January 11, 2019

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation of a shooting in Crab Orchard in 2018 that sent one man to the hospital.

According to Deputy Rob Oney, Jacob Wethington was shot outside of a home on KY 39 last Wednesday, Dec. 26. According to the Sheriff’s office, Wethington and another man got into a fight prior to the shots being fired.

Wethington sustained two gunshot wounds, one to the left shoulder and a second to the right lung.

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Oney said that Wethington was flown to the UK hospital and that he is expected to survive.

No arrests have been made in the case, but Oney says they have a suspect. He said they are just waiting to process and gather more information before making an arrest.