Scott County

Mother of slain Scott Co. teen faces charges

GEORGETOWN — The mother of a slain teen at the center of a high-profile Scott County murder case found herself behind bars Tuesday morning.

Carol Lyons, 46, was arrested shortly before midnight Monday on two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, a Class D felony, and one count of alcohol intoxication after an altercation with two teenagers on Sundown Drive in Georgetown, according to a police report.

Witnesses told police she pulled a gun on Darryl Lyman, 18, and Cody Lancaster, 16, because they were "picking on" her sister, the citation says.

But Lyons told police she only told the teenagers that she had a weapon.

The police report says the teens were able to describe the handgun, which Lyons was carrying in a holster in her front pocket when she was arrested about 11:45 p.m. on Alamo Drive. Lyons has a license to carry a concealed weapon.

When a Kentucky State Police trooper arrested Lyons, she was unsteady on her feet and her speech was slurred, the report says. She was cursing loudly and had to be calmed by police and her brother, Darryl Lyons, who was with her when she was arrested.

Lyons is the mother of Ashley Lyons, who was shot and killed in a Scott County park in 2004. The teen was pregnant at the time and the father, Roger McBeath Jr., was convicted of murder.

However, an appeals court later overturned the conviction and a second trial has been scheduled for later this year.

Lyons was being held Tuesday at the Scott County jail on a $10,150 cash bond. Her arraignment was scheduled for April 7.