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Police identify man charged in Magoffin triple shooting

Kentucky State Police identified the man arrested after a shooting in rural Magoffin County as Colonel L. Bolen, 44, of Garrett in Floyd County.

The three victims, shot about 4 p.m. Wednesday outside the J & J General Store in Gunlock, were in stable condition, police said. Their names were not released.

One woman was shot at a residence in Gunlock, according to Bolen's arrest warrant signed by Kentucky State Police Detective Jason Dials. The woman fled with a child in her car, up the road to the store, with Bolen following, police said.

Two men, bystanders, were shot at the store "for no apparent reason," the court document says.

Bolen was charged with three counts of attempted murder and was being held Thursday at Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville on $500,000 bail. Bolen had Floyd County bench warrants on file for public intoxication, driving without a license and driving under the influence, according to jail records. In 2009, he was charged in Magoffin County with felony cultivation of marijuana.

Jail officials said an arraignment had not been scheduled, and Bolen hadn't yet been interviewed because he is so disorderly.

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