Lexington man, London girl charged in Laurel County shooting

Deontae Williams
Deontae Williams

A Lexington man and a 16-year-old London girl were arrested and charged Friday night in the June 10 robbery and shooting of a man in Laurel County, the Laurel sheriff’s office said Saturday.

Deontae Williams, 19, and the girl, a runaway from London, were arrested in Lexington and charged with attempted murder, first-degree robbery, theft by unlawful taking of a firearm, and theft by unlawful taking under $500. The Laurel Sheriff’s Office said an additional arrest is expected.

Trey Hedrick, 20, was robbed and shot once in the hip at 6:30 p.m. June 10 off Taylor Bridge Road, about five miles south of London, the Laurel sheriff’s office said in a release. Hedrick was flown by helicopter to University of Kentucky Hospital for what appeared to be a non-life-threatening injury.

In an earlier release, the Laurel sheriff’s office said a girl entered Hedrick’s home followed by two men who assaulted Hedrick and shot him with a Walther .22-caliber pistol. They stole the gun and Hedrick’s wallet and then left the scene in a white 2000 Cadillac.

Williams was lodged in the Laurel County jail while the girl, whose name was not released because she is a juvenile, was taken to a detention facility in Breathitt County. Williams remained in the Laurel jail in lieu of a $250,000 cash bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Laurel District Court.