FINAL SENTENCING SCHEDULED IN LAUREL COUNTY FOR THREE ACCUSED SUBJECTS THAT PLED GUILTY TO THE 2020 MURDER OF A MANCHESTER, KENTUCKY MAN

PRESS RELEASE LSO Sheriff John Root

LONDON, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that three accused subjects are awaiting final sentencing after having pled guilty in Laurel Circuit Court to the 2020 murder of Jeremy Caldwell age 32 of Manchester, KY.

Caldwell was allegedly shot dead in his vehicle during an incident which occurred at the intersection of Highway 490 and Highway 1376 approximately 5 miles north of London on Sunday, December 20, 2020.  

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Robert Brandon Gray, Ashley Lewis and Freddy Wayne Scalf, JR

The suspects fled the scene and were later arrested by the Laurel County Sheriff's office with Robert Brandon Gray age 40 of Keavy, KY  and Freddy Wayne Scalf, JR age 30 of East Bernstadt, KY being arrested in Laurel County and Ashley Lewis age 31 of East Bernstadt, KY was arrested in Clay County after Laurel Sheriff's deputies and detectives developed information on their whereabouts. 

Robert Gray pled to:

  • 25 years in prison

Ashley Lewis pled to:

  • 20 years in prison

Freddy Scalf, JR pled to:

  • 15 years in prison

Final sentencing is scheduled for Wednesday, September 14, 2022 in Laurel Circuit Court. 

Laurel Sheriff's Detective Robert Reed was the case officer.

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