Nicholasville murder suspect on the run, considered armed and dangerous

Posted at 3:49 PM, Jan 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-05 23:19:18-05

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police are looking for a man they say should be considered armed and dangerous.

Detectives with the Nicholasville Police Department have obtained arrest warrants for 54-year-old Kenneth Strange, of Nicholasville.

Officers say they were called to Lauren Drive early Wednesday morning for a possible death investigation. A family member told officers a woman was found dead inside the home. Investigators later determined the woman had been shot.


Strange is charged with Murder and Tampering with Physical Evidence. Officers are currently working with several jurisdictions across the Commonwealth in an attempt to locate him.

Nicholasville Police Department says Strange may be in a 2019 black Jeep Renegade with Kentucky license plate AMD-912 accompanied by Shirley Shewmaker.

At this time NPD is concerned for the safety of Shewmaker.

If anyone has seen this vehicle or knows where they may be please notify either the Nicholasville Police Department 859 887-5447 or your nearest law enforcement agency.