29-year-old man stabbed to death in Jackson motel parking lot, suspect sought


Kentucky State Police searched Sunday for a man suspected of a fatal stabbing in Breathitt County.

Jackson police found the body of 29-year-old Charles N. Costello in the parking lot of the Jackson Inn Motel early Sunday morning. Costello was stabbed in the throat, according to state police, who joined the death investigation.

Police determined that Costello was fighting with 21-year-old Willie Josh Napier of Clayhole in the parking lot when he was fatally stabbed.

Napier had left the area by the time police arrived. State police Detective Jeff Browning was obtaining an arrest warrant for Napier on one count of murder on Sunday.

Anyone with information about Napier’s whereabouts is asked to call the state police post in Hazard at 606-435-6069.