AUGUSTA, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police have charged three people in connection with the death of a man in Augusta.
Authorities say 59-year-old James Lyndon Gordley was found slain in a home in the 500 block of East 2nd Street. Bracken County Sheriff’s deputies and Augusta police discovered the scene after being called out because a dog was running loose.
KSP says three people have been charged in connection with Gordley’s death but provided few details.
According to authorities 29-year-old Arica Woodruff of Maysville and 32-year-old Dagoberto Ramos of Seaman, Ohio, were charged with murder and are being held in the Mason County.
Additionally, officials said 27-year-old Nelson Ramos of Seaman, Ohio, was charged with murder and was being held in Adams County, Ohio, pending extradition.
James Gordley’s daughter, Clarissa, tells LEX 18 that James was a hard working mechanic until he became disabled. She said he was “a loving father to Chad Gordley, his son, and me.” She said James was always caring and would help anyone with anything.
“Loved his grandchildren,” she said.
The slaying was described as “very violent” by KSP, but troopers say that they do not believe the community is in danger.