Kentucky State Police Investigating Assault 1st Whitley County

On Wednesday, August 03, 2022, at approximately 7:30 PM, Kentucky State Police Post, London responded to a report of a shooting that took place on KY 1481 in the Williamsburg Community of Whitley County.

The preliminary investigation indicates that 59-year-old Douglas M. Griffith of Williamsburg, Ky and 41-year-old Charlie West JR. 41 of Williamsburg, Ky, were involved in a physical altercation where Charlie West retrieved a firearm and allegedly shot Griffith.

The victim Mr. Griffith was transported by Whitley EMS to Baptist Medical Center in Corbin where he received treatment for non-life threating injuries.

As a result of the investigation Charlie West was arrested and charged with Assault 1st and lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center.

Trooper Tyson Lawson is continuing the investigation. He was assisted at the scene by Post 11 personnel, Whitley County Sheriff’s Office, and Whitley County EMS.