Arrest in Southeastern Kentucky Murder of London Businessman Bryan McCarty

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LONDON, KY (March 23,2022) - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Detective Taylor McDaniel along with Deputy Jamie Etherton arrested Victoria Strelsky age 49 of Maple Grove Road, London, regarding the murder of Bryan McCarty age 62 of Maple Grove Rd., London, KY.

Pictured L to R is Laurel Detective Taylor McDaniel with murder suspect, Victoria Strelsky and Deputy Jamie Etherton

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LSO Officers at McCarty’s residence arresting the suspect

The arrest occurred at McCarty’s residence off Maple Grove Road, approximately 5 miles west of London following an extensive investigation conducted by Detective Taylor McDaniel regarding the murder of Bryan McCarty age 62 of Maple Grove Rd., London.

Bryan McCarty

Murder victim, London businessman Bryan McCarty

McCarty was found deceased inside his residence on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at approximately 10:56 AM after Sheriff's Deputy Jamie Etherton was dispatched to conduct a welfare check at McCarty's residence after a business associate noted he missed a business meeting earlier.

Deputy Etherton found McCarty inside the residence deceased with multiple gunshot wounds. During the course of the investigation, multiple search warrants were executed at two residences belonging to the victim, and evidence seized. Significant information was obtained.

On March 23rd, 2022 based on investigative results, an arrest warrant was obtained for Victoria Strelsky charging:

  • Murder
  • Forgery 1st degree
  • Tampering With Physical Evidence

This individual was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Photos of arrest provided by the the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office.

Pictured is: The Sheriff’s Office at McCarty’s residence arresting the suspect.

Assisting on the arrest were: Major Chuck Johnson, Detective Brad Mitchell, Deputy Jamie Etherton, Deputy Gilbert Acciardo, and case officer Detective Taylor McDaniel

Assisting on the investigation was: Laurel Sheriff John Root, Maj. Chuck Johnson, Capt. Robbie Grimes, Lieut. Chris Edwards, Sgt. Richard Dalrymple, Detective Bryon Lawson, Deputy Allen Turner, Detective Robert Reed, Deputy Hunter Disney.

Laurel Sheriff’s Detective Taylor McDaniel is the case officer.

Pictured at the sheriff’s office in London escorting the accused into the office is: Left to Right: Laurel Sheriff's Detective Taylor McDaniel, the accused Victoria Strelsky, and Deputy Jamie Etherton.

Laurel County Sheriff John Root stated that his staff has worked relentlessly on this case following up on every lead, and our efforts were successful today with the suspect being charged.


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