Two Injured in Metropolis Shooting

Aug 10, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WSIL

Police in Metropolis say two people were injured in an early morning shooting. Police were called to the 1200 block of Ferry Street just after 12:00 a.m. Friday.

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Google joshua carper Murder or Kevin Jacobs murder or Michael carpet murder and find all the info you would need. Or Joshua carpet Paducah ky or Archives on Paducah sun. He was indicted on murder then the charges were lessened however the real story never came out.
Tried that. Not much info. But found something about a shooting behind a hotel where the victim was only wounde by Michael and josh was there or something.
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Aug 12, 2012
 
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Despite being sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2000 for his involvement in a murder case, Joshua Carper was out from behind bars Monday when police say he assaulted his girlfriend and her sister and then ran from police.

Joshua Carper, 27, of Lambert Drive is charged with two counts of assault and terroristic threatening and one count each of wanton endangerment, burglary, unlawful imprisonment and fleeing or evading police.

In the 2000 trial of his brother, Michael Carper, Josh Carper admitted to helping put a barely alive Kevin Jacobs into the trunk of Jacobs' car on Nov. 12, 1996, and stealing his music cassettes and cassette case. Michael Carper was convicted of murdering Jacobs, a Lone Oak teenager, by shooting him three times in the head. He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 25 years.

Commonwealth Attorney Tim Kaltenbach struck a plea deal with Joshua Carper, agreeing to let him plead guilty to complicity to commit robbery in exchange for his testimony against his brother. He was sentenced in August 2000 to 10 years in jail without the possibility of parole for four years. It was not immediately clear when he was released from prison.

About 1 p.m. Monday, deputies were called to a disturbance at 5845 Kerry Drive in West Paducah. An argument had led to Carper assaulting his girlfriend, Brandy Rottering, 27, and her sister, Sara Rottering, 30, Chief Deputy Sheriff Terry Long said. Sara Rottering lives at the home.

The argument had been going on since early morning, Long said. Sometime between 5 a.m. and 1 p.m. Carper took his girlfriend to another location in West Paducah by force, then returned to the Kerry Drive address, Long said.

At one point the women were able to get away from Carper by locking him outside, but he got back into the home through a window, assaulted both of them and threatened them with more violence, Long said.

Brandy Rottering called 911 while Carper was locked outside, she told police. When deputies arrived, Carper had left, but was calling the women from his mother's house at 1750 Lambert Drive, Long said. Deputies went to that address, but Carper would not answer the door, he said. Carper left through a back window and was caught by deputies near Bogart Schmidt Road after a brief chase, Long said.

Carper was taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail, where he remained Monday night.

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Aug 12, 2012
 
Two brothers apparently will accuse each other of killing Lone Oak teen-ager Kevin Jacobs during a robbery on Nov. 12, 1996.

The long-delayed trial is scheduled to begin July 5 before McCracken Circuit Judge Craig Clymer. Michael Carper, 27, is charged with capital offense murder and faces a possible death sentence, and Chad McGregor, 22, is charged with complicity to murder and faces a possible sentence of life in prison.
Two years ago, Josh Carper, 23, Michael Carper's brother, negotiated a plea agreement with Commonwealth Attorney Tim Kaltenbach in which murder charges were dropped against him in exchange for his agreement to testify that his brother was the killer. Josh Carper pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of first-degree robbery with a sentence of 10 years in prison.

As Clymer considered two dozen motions Tuesday, Michael Carper's attorney revealed that his client would accuse Josh Carper of being the one who shot Jacobs in the head three times.

"It will be our position ... that Josh Carper did the killing," attorney Vince Yustas said. He added that McGregor also will testify that the younger Carper was the trigger man.
Yustas did not elaborate on evidence that he will present or what proof he has regarding the allegation. However, one piece of evidence expected to be presented is a jacket owned by Josh Carper that defense attorneys say has gunpowder residue on it, indicating to them that he apparently had fired a gun.
The jacket has been the subject of considerable controversy because it was found and tested by defense attorneys, rather than the normal procedure of evidence being turned over to police and tested at the state's crime lab.
One reason for a delay in the trial was an appeal asking the Kentucky Supreme Court to decide who had a right to test the jacket first. The high court eventually ruled that the defense attorneys were allowed do the initial testing.
Clymer will hear arguments today on a motion regarding whether the defense attorneys must give the prosecution copies of results of tests on the jacket by an independent laboratory.
Clymer has set aside 14 days for the trial and summoned 240 potential jurors. He said the large jury panel is necessary because people who do not believe in the death penalty will be excused.
When jurors report July 3 to begin their monthlong service, they will be asked to fill out an eight-page questionnaire that attorneys will use in selecting the jury. It asks questions ranging from criminal background to relationships with attorneys and views on the death penalty.
McCracken County sheriff's investigators say Jacobs was seen with the Carper brothers and McGregor on the Kmart parking lot in Lone Oak on the night of his death. Police contend McGregor, the Carpers and Jacobs went to western McCracken County, where Jacobs was shot and robbed of more than $500. They also are accused of putting Jacobs into the trunk of his own car and driving him to a remote area on Lane Road, where the car was abandoned.
Police found the body after a nearby resident called.
Clymer also will hear arguments today that the charges against Michael Carper should be dismissed because a prison official took documents from him that included a letter written by Yustas. Carper has been confined to the Green River Correctional Center in Greenville on unrelated charges.
"They confiscated the attorney-client privilege when they took that document," Yustas told Clymer on Tuesday.
He said the document included a summary of an interview with "a prison snitch" who had given information to prosecutors about statements made by Michael Carper. "It also included my comments about the interview," Yustas said.
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Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Chris Hollowell said the prosecutor's office was not involved in the confiscation of the material and not seen it. He said it apparently was confiscated on orders of the acting prison warden, who may be called to testify at today's hearing.

Clymwr said he would deny the request to drop the charges unless Yustas could prove that the information confiscated, if read by the prosecuting attorney, would affect the outcome of the case.

Yustas stipulated that the commonwealth attorney had not seen the information but said the mere fact that it was confiscated was a violation of Carper's rights, which are protected under the Constitution.
Clymer agreed to hear arguments to get the evidence on the record in case Yustas wants to appeal Clymer's ruling.
He also denied motions to move the case out of McCracken County on grounds of pre-trial publicity and to have separate trials for Carper and McGregor.
Bill McGee Jr., McGregor's attorney, argued that having the trial together would prejudice the jury against his client.

Read more: The Paducah Sun - Jacobs trial to focus on Carpers
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Paducah sun archives has 2 pages of information on the murder case
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"I screamed at him,'What are you doing?''' McGregor recalled saying to Josh Carper after the first shot was fired as Jacobs looked out across the Ohio River at the casino boat. As Jacobs lay wounded, Josh Carper then told McGregor to help him get the stereo out of Jacobs' car, McGregor said.

"While we were doing it, Kevin made a noise," McGregor said. "Josh took out the gun again and shot him," he said. A third shot followed less than a minute later, he said.

McGregor's testimony came on the fifth day of testimony in the Jacobs murder trial in McCracken Circuit Court. McGregor, 23, is charged with complicity to murder and wanton murder. Michael Carper, 28, is charged with murder and robbery and faces a possible death penalty if convicted.

Last week, Josh Carper testified that it was his brother, Michael, who shot Jacobs. On Monday, it was McGregor's turn to tell the jury his version of what he saw on Nov. 12, 1996, off Metropolis Ferry Landing Road in western McCracken County.

McGregor, who has been in jail since February 1997, will be cross-examined today by Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Jim Harris. Most of his testimony Monday was in response to questions from his attorney, Len Ogden.

McGregor admitted to throwing the .25-caliber gun believed used in the shooting off the U.S. 60 bridge between Paducah and Ledbetter shortly after the shooting. He said he had bought the gun from Josh Carper a month before the murder for $50 or $60.

McGregor, who is from Burna in Livingston County, testified he had moved to Paducah the month before the murder. Although he knew the Carpers, McGregor said he had never been introduced to Jacobs.

McGregor testified that on the night of the murder, the original plan was to have McGregor and Michael Carper rob Jacobs at a church near Paducah, while Josh Carper also appeared to be robbed. But when Jacobs didn't show up at the church, McGregor said, he thought the robbery plans were off.

As McGregor was asked to recall the original plan, Ogden asked his client if he had any reason to believe Michael Carper would kill anyone.

That question prompted the jury's removal from the courtroom as the attorneys debated whether that question now meant the jury would be permitted to hear about Michael Carper's criminal record, including a shooting two weeks before Jacobs' shooting in which he wounded Ken Olsen at Inns USA. Michael Carper is serving a 25-year sentence for that crime.

"A man's life should not be put on the line because of a sharp tongue," said Vince Yustas, Michael Carper's attorney. Ogden said he didn't ask the question on purpose. When the jury returned, it was not told of Michael Carper's criminal history.

At the murder scene, McGregor said, he helped load Jacobs, barely alive, into the trunk of Jacobs' car. Then McGregor said Josh Carper told him to drive the car away from the murder scene. "Josh gave instructions, and I followed," he said.

McGregor said he thought Jacobs was dead as they headed back toward Paducah between 8 and 9 p.m. On Pool Road, McGregor said, Josh Carper told him to pull over, and he pulled the car into the ditch. "He (Josh Carper) said he was going to wipe the inside of the car down," McGregor said.

McGregor said Josh Carper yanked a gold chain off Jacobs and went through his pockets. "I don't know exactly what he got," he said. McGregor and Josh Carper then walked 10 minutes back to the mobile home where Carper lived.

A paramedic found Jacobs still alive a short time later. He died later that night at Western Baptist Hospital.
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While at the Carpers' trailer, McGregor said, he called home, but he said he didn't remember what he said.

When Jan McGregor took the stand earlier Monday, she said her son was very upset when he made that call. "He told me something bad had happened," she said.

But he didn't elaborate, telling his mother somebody was coming and he had to go, Jan McGregor said.

When Ogden asked McGregor why he didn't go to the police, McGregor said he was scared and he was told not to go to police.

Just before the trial went into recess for the day, Harris questioned McGregor about a letter he wrote to his friend Kelly Penix, who was Michael Carper's girlfriend at the time of the shooting.

In the letter, McGregor said he never intended for someone to get hurt on the night of the murder. "I am not like Mike," the letter said.

Harris asked McGregor about that line. "You didn't say,'I am not like Josh,'" Harris said.

In exchange for testimony, Josh Carper pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of complicity to commit robbery. A 10-year sentence is recommended.

Ogden told the jurors Monday that part of the agreement with Josh Carper was to try to get his crime classified as a nonviolent offense so he would have to serve only two years, he said. Josh Carper is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 25.

Read more: The Paducah Sun - McGregor Josh guilty
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1st part of last cont! It's interesting

"I screamed at him,'What are you doing?''' McGregor recalled saying to Josh Carper after the first shot was fired as Jacobs looked out across the Ohio River at the casino boat. As Jacobs lay wounded, Josh Carper then told McGregor to help him get the stereo out of Jacobs' car, McGregor said.

"While we were doing it, Kevin made a noise," McGregor said. "Josh took out the gun again and shot him," he said. A third shot followed less than a minute later, he said.

McGregor's testimony came on the fifth day of testimony in the Jacobs murder trial in McCracken Circuit Court. McGregor, 23, is charged with complicity to murder and wanton murder. Michael Carper, 28, is charged with murder and robbery and faces a possible death penalty if convicted.

Last week, Josh Carper testified that it was his brother, Michael, who shot Jacobs. On Monday, it was McGregor's turn to tell the jury his version of what he saw on Nov. 12, 1996, off Metropolis Ferry Landing Road in western McCracken County.

McGregor, who has been in jail since February 1997, will be cross-examined today by Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Jim Harris. Most of his testimony Monday was in response to questions from his attorney, Len Ogden.

McGregor admitted to throwing the .25-caliber gun believed used in the shooting off the U.S. 60 bridge between Paducah and Ledbetter shortly after the shooting. He said he had bought the gun from Josh Carper a month before the murder for $50 or $60.

McGregor, who is from Burna in Livingston County, testified he had moved to Paducah the month before the murder. Although he knew the Carpers, McGregor said he had never been introduced to Jacobs.

McGregor testified that on the night of the murder, the original plan was to have McGregor and Michael Carper rob Jacobs at a church near Paducah, while Josh Carper also appeared to be robbed. But when Jacobs didn't show up at the church, McGregor said, he thought the robbery plans were off.

As McGregor was asked to recall the original plan, Ogden asked his client if he had any reason to believe Michael Carper would kill anyone.

That question prompted the jury's removal from the courtroom as the attorneys debated whether that question now meant the jury would be permitted to hear about Michael Carper's criminal record, including a shooting two weeks before Jacobs' shooting in which he wounded Ken Olsen at Inns USA. Michael Carper is serving a 25-year sentence for that crime.

"A man's life should not be put on the line because of a sharp tongue," said Vince Yustas, Michael Carper's attorney. Ogden said he didn't ask the question on purpose. When the jury returned, it was not told of Michael Carper's criminal history.

At the murder scene, McGregor said, he helped load Jacobs, barely alive, into the trunk of Jacobs' car. Then McGregor said Josh Carper told him to drive the car away from the murder scene. "Josh gave instructions, and I followed," he said.

McGregor said he thought Jacobs was dead as they headed back toward Paducah between 8 and 9 p.m. On Pool Road, McGregor said, Josh Carper told him to pull over, and he pulled the car into the ditch. "He (Josh Carper) said he was going to wipe the inside of the car down," McGregor said.

McGregor said Josh Carper yanked a gold chain off Jacobs and went through his pockets. "I don't know exactly what he got," he said. McGregor and Josh Carper then walked 10 minutes back to the mobile home where Carper lived.

A paramedic found Jacobs still alive a short time later. He died later that night at Western Baptist Hospital.

Read more: The Paducah Sun - McGregor Josh guilty
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While at the Carpers' trailer, McGregor said, he called home, but he said he didn't remember what he said.

When Jan McGregor took the stand earlier Monday, she said her son was very upset when he made that call. "He told me something bad had happened," she said.

But he didn't elaborate, telling his mother somebody was coming and he had to go, Jan McGregor said.

When Ogden asked McGregor why he didn't go to the police, McGregor said he was scared and he was told not to go to police.

Just before the trial went into recess for the day, Harris questioned McGregor about a letter he wrote to his friend Kelly Penix, who was Michael Carper's girlfriend at the time of the shooting.

In the letter, McGregor said he never intended for someone to get hurt on the night of the murder. "I am not like Mike," the letter said.

Harris asked McGregor about that line. "You didn't say,'I am not like Josh,'" Harris said.

In exchange for testimony, Josh Carper pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of complicity to commit robbery. A 10-year sentence is recommended.

Ogden told the jurors Monday that part of the agreement with Josh Carper was to try to get his crime classified as a nonviolent offense so he would have to serve only two years, he said. Josh Carper is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 25.

Read more: The Paducah Sun - McGregor Josh guilty
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Although Clymer said Josh Carper came across as "cold and heartless," Carper's attorney, Fletcher Schrock, emphasized Carper's importance in the case. "Without his cooperation, there may never have been a conviction," Schrock argued in making his request for probation.

Read more: The Paducah Sun - Like making deal with devil victim s mother Carper trade called best choice

But he's a good person?

RIP KJ I'LL NEVER FORGET YOU!
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Damnn!
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#32
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Why is this guy on the streets? How many things does he have to do to get real time.

From what I just read, the guy that shot him this week should get an award not arrested!
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Why is this guy on the streets? How many things does he have to do to get real time.

From what I just read, the guy that shot him this week should get an award not arrested!
I dont even know him or anyone involved and was thinking the same thing!
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Aug 12, 2012
 
Man, I can't get over this. Why would any woman in the world get involved with this loser? Who would ever hire thus kind of person? Where does this guy live and work? How do you stay away from this kind a a person?
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Man, I can't get over this. Why would any woman in the world get involved with this loser? Who would ever hire thus kind of person? Where does this guy live and work? How do you stay away from this kind a a person?
Just wait....the spokesman for the josh carpet fan club will be voicing her opinion soon. I am all for everyone being entitled to their opinion but, I have to say that in this instance, any ridiculous person defending him is wrong.

RIP KJ!
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That's a shame
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That's a shame
Why are we still worried about this walker guy when josh carper is still running around the streets?
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Aug 16, 2012
 
Does anyone know what started all this latest shooting in metropolis.

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