Jimmy Thacker Jr., 50, was arrested in Pike County shortly after police say he shot 27-year-old Elizabeth Conn. Police said he fled the scene in a vehicle and was taken into custody along the Right Fork of Island Creek, in Pike County.
“When they responded, they got a vehicle description and sent that out,” said KSP Trooper Shaun Little. “He (Thacker) must have had his cell phone with him and called saying he wanted to turn himself in.”
Little said other units who were called to assist spotted the description of Thacker’s vehicle that had been sent out over the radio as they were making their way to the scene of the shooting and that Thacker emerged from a wooded area near his vehicle and was arrested without further incident.
Reports that Conn was shot a total of four times could not be immediately confirmed as Little said he only had information that she had been shot “multiple times” and was later transported to Pikeville Medical Center before treating physicians ordered her flown to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, in Lexington.
“She was stable the last time I talked to them,” Little said Monday afternoon.
After his arrest in Pike County, Thacker was taken to the Floyd County Detention Center and placed under a $200,000 cash bond and charged with one count of first-degree assault and five additional counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.
He appeared in court Monday and pleaded innocent to the six charges, none of which were amended at his arraignment.
The shooting remains under investigation by KSP Det. Gary Sykes.