Thanksgiving Day Shooting Resulted in Two Wayne County Men Being Arrested

According to Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron, a shooting incident on Thanksgiving Day resulted in two Wayne County men being arrested.


At approximately 5:34 pm Wayne County Sheriff Office Deputies Jerry Coffey and Derek Dennis responded to a residence on Old Zula Road for two men fighting with one man being shot. Upon arrival, the Deputies located one man sitting in his car a short distance away from the shooting scene with a gunshot wound to his hand. The car had taken multiple rounds of gunfire during the incident. At the scene, the Deputies found the other involved person waiting on them with no injuries.


The Deputies investigation into the incident revealed that the two men had been at odds over a female for an extended period of time. The injured victim was at the residence when the shooter arrived after being contacted by the female, and an argument began. The victim was shot while sitting inside his vehicle then left the scene to get away from the gunfire. The victim was transported to the Wayne County Hospital by the Wayne County Emergency Medical Service and was later released after receiving treatment for his injuries.


After being released Deputy Jerry Coffey charged and arrested Matthew G. Wray of Monticello, Ky.

for Violation of a Kentucky Emergency/Domestic Violence Order. Deputy Derek Dennis charged and arrested Tony G. Hicks of Monticello, Ky. for assault-2nd degree.


Both men were lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center.


Deputies Coffey and Dennis were assisted at the scene by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Officer Jerrod Alley and Sheriff Catron.


The case is still under investigation with possible more arrests pending.