Bourbon slaying suspect indicted

shopkins@herald-leader.comSeptember 2, 2009 

A Harrison County grand jury has indicted a man who confessed to killing his girlfriend after allegedly trying to run over two Bourbon County jail employees, according to the Harrison County Circuit Clerk's Office.

Bass Webb, 30, of Means was indicted Tuesday on charges of capital murder and of being a persistent felony offender. Webb also faces two counts of attempted murder in Bourbon County for allegedly trying to run over two Bourbon County jail employees on July 31.

Webb is scheduled to be arraigned on the murder charge Sept. 15.

Law enforcement officials chased Webb's car from the jail after the incident last month at the jail. Webb stopped the car he was driving when it caught fire, police said. Investigators say Webb then confessed to killing Bryia Runiewicz, 32, who was later found dead at her home on New Lair Road in Cynthiana.

Lexington Herald-Leader is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service