Pike County man dies of gunshot wounds

The fatal shooting Friday night of a man in Pike County is under investigation by Kentucky State Police.

Sonny Charles, 38, address not listed, was found with several gunshot wounds near the Phelps Laundromat on Ky. 632, state police said.

Harold Scott, 52, of Phelps was arrested and charged with murder. He remained in the Pike County Detention Center without bond on Saturday.

A preliminary investigation revealed that Charles "had been in an altercation" with Scott in the parking lot of the laundromat, a new release from state police said.

After he was shot, Charles attempted to flee the scene by driving away in a Ford F350 pickup truck, but the truck went across Ky. 632 and into the Right Fork of Peter Creek, said Pike County Deputy Coroner Ernest Casebolt.

Casebolt pronounced Charles dead at the scene.

The Pikeville state police post received a 911 call about the incident shortly after 11 p.m. Friday.