Man Arrested for Murder Regarding Death of a U.S. Army Veteran in Southeast Kentucky

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MANCHESTER, KY - Clay County Sheriff Patrick Robinson is reporting that on April 27, 2020 at approximately 4:00 PM Clay County Sheriff Detective Jeff Kelsey along with Sheriff Patrick Robinson, Deputy Paul Whitehead, CSO Supervisor Dewey Grubb, CSO Deputy Darrell Goins and CSO Deputy Shawn Curry arrested Jeremy Smith, 36 of South Highway 421.

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The arrest occurred when Detective Jeff Kelsey conducted an investigation into the death of Russell Knuckles (right) from an assault that had taken place on March 13, 2020.

Through investigation it was found that Mr. Kunckles was at the above's house when the above mentioned subject assaulted him which lead to fatal injuries.

Assisting at the scene and investigation was Kentucky State Police Detective Jordan Hopkins and Detective James Royal. The photo attached is courtesy of the Clay County Detention Center.

Jeremy Smith was charged with:

• Murder
• Tampering with Physical Evidence

The photo attached is courtesy of the Clay County Detention Center.

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