Shooting suspects jailed in FC
Posted: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:08 pm
By: Chris Menees, Staff Reporter
By CHRIS MENEES
All seven of the suspects charged and arrested so far in a recent drive-by shooting in rural Fulton County, Ky., are now being held in the Fulton County Detention Center in Hickman.
Three arrests were made Feb. 15 and four more arrests were made Wednesday in connection with the Feb. 1 shooting incident, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department reported last week.
Among those arrested were Trey Patrick Dean, 18, and Jonathan David Winston, 30, both of Martin, both charged with attempted murder; and Andrea McKnight, 28, of South Fulton, Michael Scott McKnight, 25, and Robert Scott McKnight, 29, both of Fulton, and Deanna Marie Macyanski, 20, and Karla Dean, 42, both of Martin, all charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
In addition, Robert Mc-Knight was charged with possession of marijuana and as a persistent felony offender and Ms. Dean was charged as a persistent felony offender.
Trey Dean and Winston are each being held on $150,000 cash bonds, while Michael McKnight and Robert McKnight are each being held on $125,000 cash bonds. Andrea McKnight, Ms. Macyanski and Karla Dean are each being held on $100,000 cash bonds.
Their next court appearance is scheduled for Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in Fulton County Circuit Court, according to Fulton County sheriff’s deputy David Thomas.
Michael McKnight and Robert McKnight were arrested Feb. 15 when Fulton County sheriff’s deputies and Fulton police served a search warrant at Michael McKnight’s residence at 1001 Airport Road, Apt. 4, in Fulton. Grand jury indictment warrants were served on both of them at that time.
At the same time, South Fulton police arrested Andrea McKnight on a grand jury indictment warrant. She was initially held in the Obion County Law Enforcement Complex pending extradition to Fulton County.
Weakley County authorities arrested Winston, Ms. Macyanski and the Deans on grand jury indictment warrants Wednesday. They were all awaiting extradition to Fulton County last week.
The shooting incident occurred Feb. 1 on a rural road off Highway 94 about halfway between Cayce, Ky., and Fulton.
The Fulton County Sheriff’s Department reported that evidence gathered at the scene of the shooting and from a vehicle owned by Michael McKnight, as well as witness statements, resulted in a Fulton County grand jury returning warrants of indictments on the seven suspects.
In addition, evidence gathered at the scene and from the car resulted in a search warrant being requested for Michael McKnight’s residence, where additional evidence was seized, the sheriff’s department reported.
The reasons for the shooting are unclear, according to a sheriff’s department spokesman, who said there appeared to have been an ongoing feud between some of the individuals at the residence where the shooting occurred and at least two of the people involved in the shooting.
Published in The Messenger 2.22.11