A Manchester woman, 19-year-old Brittany Hooker of Locust Street, was shot in the right eye Thursday evening at her home, and her uncle has been charged with the crime.
According to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Hooker was flown to a Tennessee hospital where she underwent surgery. Hooker, who is still listed in critical condition, is expected to recover but she has lost the sight of her eye, and the bullet is still lodged in her brain.
Hooker’s uncle, Mark Minton, 35 of KY 687, shot her using a .38 caliber pistol, police said. He was charged with assault in the first degree, manufacturing methamphetamine and tampering with physical evidence.
Police said that an argument had erupted over Hooker’s boyfriend wrecking Minton’s vehicle earlier in the day.
The boyfriend, Robert Banks, 22, also of Locust Street, was charged with resisting arrest, criminal mischief and manufacturing methamphetamine.
The Sheriff’s Office said the call came in a 7:39 p. m.
A man is in jail after police say he shot his niece in a dispute over meth.
19-year old Brittany Hooker is now in a Tennessee hospital in critical condition. Police say her uncle, Mark Minton, shot her in the eye as she was leaving in a car.
1962 murder of sheriff may be solved
The 42-year-old murder of Clay County Sheriff James ‘Matt” Sizemore has apparently been solved. A Clay County Grand Jury today indicted Oran Brumley, 61, for the June 1, 1969 ambush of the then 52-year-old lawman. Brumley, a native of Clay County, was known locally as Owen, not Oran.
Every morning “Jimbo” Lyttle would get up, get dressed, and make coffee. He would then go into the bedroom and wake up his wife, Sharon, by grabbing her toe and saying, “It’s time to get up momma.”
The Kentucky Office of Safety and Health (KYOSH) is investigating the Friday night death of Manchester city worker Victor Gilbert.
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