News briefs: Nov. 22

2 from Carrollton killed in wreck

Carroll County: Two people died in a two-vehicle collision early Saturday in Carroll County. Benjamin Edwards, 30, and Christa Edwards, no age available, both of Carrollton, were pronounced dead at the scene on Ky. 36 and Hampton Lane; neither was wearing a seat belt, according to Kentucky State Police. A Chevy S-10 pickup driven by Benjamin Edwards was eastbound on Ky. 36 at about 2:19 a.m. when he lost control and hit an oncoming Ford passenger car being driven by Kelly Strausbaugh, 30, also of Carrollton. Christa Edwards, the passenger, was thrown from the truck. Strausbaugh was taken to University of Louisville Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Driver critical at UK, 4 others injured in crash

Rockcastle County: The driver involved in a crash Friday night on I-75 in Rockcastle County was listed in critical condition Saturday night at University of Kentucky Hospital. Ryan Atkins, 21, of Ohio, was flown to UK after the 8:35 p.m. collision in which his silver 2003 GMC Envoy SUV hit the median barrier cable and overturned near mile marker 61. Two passengers also were flown to UK. Jonathan Doerger, 21, was listed in fair condition; Mike Jarvis, 21, was listed in serious condition. Two other passengers, Kyle Quinn, 19, and Dan Rehard, 21, were taken to Rockcastle County Hospital. Their conditions were not available Saturday night.

Gun fired at Jackson police dispatcher

Jackson County: A McKee man was arrested Saturday night after a shooting at the Jackson County Central Dispatch Center on McCammon Ridge Road. According to Kentucky State Police, a single gunshot was fired through a window of the dispatch center, narrowly missing on-duty dispatcher Millie Madden, at about 1 a.m. Saturday. Vernon Adkins, 33, was arrested on charges of criminal murder attempt and tampering with physical evidence. He was taken to the Jackson County Detention Center.

Murder charges filed in double homicide

Carter County: Kentucky State Police have charged David J. Caudill, 33, with two counts of murder in the Carter County deaths of Virginia Massard, 49, and Joseph Cox, 27, who were found dead Monday in a home on Mocabee Creek. Carter was arrested earlier in the week when he was found in Olive Hill driving Massard's vehicle. Another man, Richard M. Tomlin Jr., 48, also has been charged with two counts of complicity to commit murder and one count of receiving a stolen automobile. Caudill was previously charged with receiving stolen property, operating a vehicle while under the influence, driving on a suspended license, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, being a persistent felony offender and flagrant non-support. Both men were being held in the Carter County Detention Center

staff, wire reports