6 people arrested after Lousiville man found dead in Paducah
PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – Six people are in custody after Paducah police found a Louisville man shot and killed on Tuesday.
Around 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2 Paducah police received information that a man had been beaten, kidnapped, shot and killed several hours earlier.
Officers determined that the assault and kidnapping occurred about 2 a.m. at a home on Farley Place. Paducah police identify the victim as 33-year-old Justin Housewright of Louisville.
After searching for several hours, police located two of the suspects, Tabor and Doss, at a fast food restaurant on Jackson Street. They were brought to the police department for interviews and the vehicle they were in was impounded.
Detectives learned Tabor and Housewright had previously argued and he and Doss, along with Tyanna Sims, were told Housewright was at the Farley Place home early Tuesday morning. Paducah police say Tabor, Doss and Sims went to the home and, along with James Kortz, assaulted Housewright and tied him up.
Tabor forced Housewright into a vehicle, and he and Doss took Housewright to a home on Elizabeth Street, according to police. While there, Housewright managed to get out of the vehicle and tried to run. Police say Tabor chased him behind a home and shot him several times.
Tabor told detectives they left Housewright’s body there for several hours before deciding they needed to dispose of it, according to the Paducah Police Department. Tabor said he and Doss returned to Elizabeth Street later in the morning, and retrieved Housewright’s body and began driving around looking for a place to dispose of it. Police say Tabor and Doss dumped the body Tuesday afternoon in a field near West Plains Road in the Hickory area of Graves County.
Paducah police detectives and Graves County Sheriff’s deputies found the body late Tuesday night and worked with the Graves County Coroner to recover the body and evidence at the scene.
William Tabor, Doss and Sims were arrested late Tuesday night and booked into McCracken County Regional Jail. Glunt, Kortz and Lisa Tabor were arrested Wednesday.
In addition to assisting with assaulting and binding Housewright, Kortz is accused of providing William Tabor with the gun used in the murder. Glunt is accused of notifying William Tabor that Housewright was at his house, witnessing the assault and kidnapping, and cleaning up the house after the incident. Lisa Tabor is accused of hiding the gun after the murder, according to Paducah police.
The investigation is continuing and additional charges are possible. An autopsy will be conducted Thursday at the State Medical Examiner’s office in Louisville.
William E. Tabor, 28, of Bridge Street, was arrested on charges of murder, kidnapping (victim death), possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse.
Chelsey Doss, 20, of South Friendship Road, was arrested on charges of murder, kidnapping (victim death) and tampering with physical evidence.
James Kortz, 46, of Clarkline Drive, was arrested on charges of complicity to murder, kidnapping (victim death) and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.
Tyanna R. Sims, 19, of Farley Place, was arrested on a charge of complicity to kidnapping (victim death).
Casey E. Glunt, 42, of Farley Place, arrested on charges of facilitation to kidnapping (victim death) and tampering with physical evidence.
Lisa Tabor, 57, of Clay Street, arrested on charges of tampering with physical evidence.
The Graves County Sheriff’s Department, the Mayfield/Graves County Fire and Rescue, the Graves County Coroner and the Murray Police Department assisted in the investigation.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270-444-8550. Information also may be provided anonymously through West Kentucky Crime Stoppers by texting WKY and your tip to 847411 (tip 411) or by downloading the app “WKY Crime Stoppers” from the Apple Store or Google Play. Tipsters also may access the online tip form through the City of Paducah website. Information leading to an arrest or indictment may result in a reward of up to $1,000.