Sep 22, 2010 11:55 AM

Wanted Marion County Man Turns Himself In To KSP

The son of a man arrested Tuesday in the 2006 bombing of a Marion County trailer who is also the brother-in-law of a woman missing since July turned himself in to police Wednesday morning.

William David (Billy) Rigdon turned himself into the Kentucky State Police at the Marion County Jail at 10 a.m. He was charged with one count of receiving stolen property - firearm.

On Tuesday, police were on the scene digging on the property of William Joseph (Joey) Rigdon, Sr., 48, who is charged with first-degree arson, four counts of attempted murder, first-degree criminal mischief and possession of destructive devices related to an investigation into the bombing of Beth Walls' residence in Marion County in 2006.

William Robert (Bobby) Rigdon, 26, who is William David (Billy) Rigdon's twin brother, is charged with two counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument and two counts of being a persistent felony offender.

Police say the arrests resulted in evidence collected during the investigation into the disappearance of Kara Rigdon, 26, who has been missing since July 17. She was last seen on Beechfork Loop Road in Gravel Switch, and last spoke with a family member in the early morning hours of July 18.

On Tuesday, police would not say why they were searching Joey Rigdon's property, but did have a police dog on the scene to assist whatever they were searching for.

Joey Rigdon is the father of both Billy Rigdon and Bobby Rigdon, who is the husband of Kara Rigdon. Joey and Bobby Rigdon were arrested at around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday on indictment warrants issued by the Marion County Grand Jury.

KSP personnel are currently executing search warrants relating to these investigations and still have not located Kara Rigdon. Rigdon is a white female with shoulder length hair. She is 5’4” tall, 160 pounds, green eyes with a dark complexion and was last seen wearing a white spaghetti strap shirt with black dots, dark blue jeans, black heeled sandals and miscellaneous jewelry. She also has a scar on her nose, tattoos of stars and the moon on the right side of her neck, a Harley Davidson tattoo on her left ring finger and a "West Coast Choppers" cross tattoo on her right ankle.

Anyone who has any information please contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555.


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