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May 12, 2013 10:50 PM

Search For Assault Suspect Ends In Standoff

A man accused of assaulting a woman in Garrard County Saturday morning, later took his own life after a police standoff in Estill County.

Kentucky State Police say 57-year-old Timothy Snowden killed himself in his mother's home while troopers and deputies secured the neighborhood.

Police say early Saturday morning Lizabeth Guy was assaulted inside her home on Pleasant View Drive in Lancaster. "The victim was found unconscious with severe head injuries," says Chief Rodney Kidd with Lancaster Police Department.

All day Saturday, police searched for the man they thought was responsible, Timothy Snowden. The search came to an end late Saturday night when Kentucky State Police found Snowden at his mother's home on Jr Furniture Road in Estill County. "When Trooper Carpenter arrived on scene he made contact with Mr. Snowden's mother and was informed that he was inside the residence," says Trooper Paul Blanton with Kentucky State Police.

After a single gunshot was heard, KSP special response team was called in to go inside the home.

"They were able to breach a door through the basement, they were able to send in a robot which located Mr. Snowden, which he was un-responsive," says Trooper Blanton.

Preliminary investigation shows Snowden died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

At last check, Lizabeth Guy, who police say Snowden assaulted, was listed in critical condition. Guy's son was also hospitalized after the assault. His condition is not known. The motive for the crime is still unknown.

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