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Oct 9, 2013 10:40 PM

Minister Arrested In Danville Triple Murder Investigaton

Danville Police have arrested a man they say is in involved in the triple murder at a Danville business last month.

The suspect is 48-year-old Kenneth Allen Keith, a pastor at Main Street Baptist Church in Burnside, Ky.

Police say on Wednesday, they searched the church and the parsonage where he resides in Pulaski County, and his business, Gold Rush Gold Buyers in Somerset.

Keith is charged with three counts of Murder and one count of Robbery. He was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center where he awaits to be transferred to Boyle County.

Michael and Angela Hockensmith, and business client Daniel Smith were killed in a robbery at ABC Gold Games and More the morning of Sept. 20.

Police say there were two children in the building at the time: a 9-year-old boy and a 14-month-old girl. Neither were harmed. The 9-year-old was the one who called 911 after the shooting, police say.

The glass in the front door of the business was shattered.

Several businesses and schools, including the Boyle County Courthouse, Boyle and Danville school systems, EKU Danville and Centre College were temporarily put on lockdown.


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