WOMAN KILLED BY EX-BOYFRIEND
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 3:03 PM
A Milton, Ky., woman is dead after being shot by an ex-boyfriend who led authorities on an hours-long search before he was captured a few miles from the shooting scene Tuesday.
Police crime scene tape blocks entry to the First You Medical Center in Bedford, Ky. on Tuesday. (Staff photo by Brett Eppleyfirstname.lastname@example.org)
Lora Cable, 38, was shot Tuesday morning at the First You Medical Center in Bedford, Ky. where she worked as a receptionist.
Kentucky State Police dispatchers received a call at 11:43 a.m. reporting a shooting.
Timothy Riddle, 45, of Milton, Ky., entered the clinic, allegedly shot Cable and left the scene in a tan 2002 Mazda Protege 4-door sedan, according to a KSP spokesman. Riddle faces a preliminary charge of murder and is being held at the Carroll County Detention Center. He was expected to make a court appearance today.
Shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday, and less than 2 miles from the site of the shooting, Riddle was located. A man who works on a nearby farm was on Sulphur-Bedford Road when he spotted Riddle’s car in a field, KSP Trooper Josh Lawson said.
The driver, who said he didn’t know Riddle, found Riddle near the car.
“He came up and made contact with him and that contact was positive to the point he made the call to us while he was standing there with him,” Lawson said.
That call to 911 was made at 6:12 p.m. and Lawson said Riddle was in custody by 6:22 p.m.
He said Riddle, who was not armed, surrendered without incident.
Lawson said several shots were fired during the incident at the medical office, but he did not offer any details about the weapon used. Other people were in the office at the time of the incident, Lawson said, but he could not yet say whehter or not a confrontation had occurred before the shooting.
Both Cable and Riddle formerly worked at The Madison Courier. From 1999-2005 and 2012 to 2014, Cable worked first in the business office and then as a graphic designer in the production department. Cable resigned from The Courier to take a job at First You Medical Center. From November 2012 to May 2014, Riddle worked in the mailroom as an inserter. The two were in a relationship at that time.
“It’s not the kind of thing that happens around here very often,” Lawson said of a manhunt in an “extremely small community.”
Trimble County Judge-Executive Jerry Powell, who called Cable “really sweet” echoed Lawson’s sentiment in a call with The Madison Courier.
“I never thought we’d see that in Bedford,” he said.
Law enforcement agencies in neighboring counties, including the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and City of Madison Police, were made aware of the situation and assisted in locating Riddle.
Trimble County Schools and the Trimble County Courthouse were placed on lock down as a result of the active search. By the end of the school day, KSP officials granted permission for students to be released.