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Clay County man charged with murder

From the Clay County Sheriff's Department -

Elzie Wagers - CCDC

On Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at approximately 12:00 PM Clay County Deputy Paul Whitehead, Chief Deputy Clifton Jones, Sheriff Patrick Robinson and Deputy Dewey Grubb arrested 68-year-old Elzie Wagers, of Arnetts Fork Road.


The arrest occurred when a complaint came through Clay County 911 of a possible altercation involving the above mentioned subject and a female subject at a residence off of Arnetts Fork Road where the male subject possibly killed the female victim. Upon arrival, Deputy Whitehead placed the subject under arrest without incident. Elzie Wagers was charged with Murder.


Assisting at the scene was Manchester City Police Assistant Chief Jason Combs and Kentucky State Trooper Don Trosper.

Investigation is still open and the name of the deceased female is being withheld until next of kin is notified.


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