LONDON KY—Within approximately 20 hours following the murder of Donnie Stone, London Police were notified that John Stricker, a person of interest, was located by the Kentucky State Police (KSP) and the Clay County Sheriff’s Department at a residence in Clay County.
London Police are charging Stricker, 35, of London with the murder of Stone and the investigation is being continued by Det. Sgt. Gary Proffitt and Det. Sgt. Joe Smith.
On Sunday, Oct. 9th at 2:55 a.m. London Police were dispatched to 705 Middleground Way to investigate a shooting. Stone, 62, of London was found deceased within his residence. London Police were assisted at the scene by the Kentucky State Police, Laurel County Sheriff’s Department, Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County, and the Laurel County Coroner’s Office.
At 10:30 p.m. Clay County Dispatch contacted London Police to report that KSP Trooper Josh Wilson and Clay County Deputy Jeremy Gabbard had located Stricker at a residence on Bundy Hollow Road. Stricker was interviewed at the scene and he advised officers that he had shot Donnie Stone five times with a 38-caliber pistol. The pistol was recovered and seized from him.
London Police arrested Stricker and he was charged with murder. He is lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.
Photo is courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center.
Original LPD release below:
LONDON POLICE: SEARCH UNDERWAY FOR PERSON OF INTEREST
LONDON KY—London Police are searching for John Stricker, 35, of London, a person of interest involved in a death investigation that occurred on 705 Middleground Way on Sunday, Oct. 9th at 2:55 a.m. Stricker may be armed and dangerous, driving a 2004 single cab black Dodge pick-up truck with a faded front hood, missing front grill, 20-inch wheels, with a Kentucky license plate of 408-VBW.
On Sunday morning London Police were dispatched to Middleground Way to investigate a shooting. Donnie Stone, 62, of London was found deceased at his residence. London Police were assisted at the scene by the Kentucky State Police, Laurel County Sheriff’s Department, Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County, and the Laurel County Coroner’s Office.
Stricker is 5' 8", has brown hair, brown eyes, weighs 205 lbs, and has no known clothing description.
If anyone has information regarding Stricker’s location, please call the London Police Department at (606) 878-7000 or (606) 878-7004.