Owsley homeowner kills 1 would-be robber, injures another, police say


An Owsley County homeowner shot two of three robbery suspects Tuesday, killing one, according to Kentucky State Police.

Police received a call just before 5 a.m. about three people entering a home on Ky. 846 near Booneville, trooper Robert Purdy said. He said he thought the call came from the homeowner.

Police later Tuesday identified the suspects as Jamie Farthing, 37, Charles Harris II, 42, and Linda Peters, 36. All are from Booneville.

The homeowner shot Harris after he pulled a gun on the homeowner, police said. The homeowner also shot Peters in the arm. Harris died at the scene, police said.

Peters was taken to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital in Lexington with injuries that weren’t life threatening.

Police arrested and charged Farthing with first-degree robbery charge. He was taken to the Three Forks Regional Jail. Police said the investigation is ongoing.

McKenna Horsley: 859-231-3197, @mckennahorsley