murder in letcher county

murder in letcher county

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mandy

Whitesburg, KY

#1 Jan 1, 2014
anyone know why those men from pikeville killed the boy in letcher county?

“"shes a wild one"”

Since: Jan 13

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#2 Jan 1, 2014
no, but im very interested in reading more about it. so far the news outlets have been vague about details, either way its very sad that a young man lost his life.
mandy

Whitesburg, KY

#3 Jan 1, 2014
outsider

Mount Sterling, KY

#5 Jan 1, 2014
does anyone know where these guys lived at in pike county or who there families are. there are several around with that same name.
hear say

Whitesburg, KY

#6 Jan 1, 2014
you can read more about it in whitesburg topix and use facebook to find the profiles of the ones who did it...terrible this has happened.so sad..my thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the young man who lost his life and the others that were hurt..may god bless them and help them get through this.
TRUTH

Chesterfield, MO

#7 Jan 2, 2014
Suspects plead not guilty of New Year's Day murder

Where's the story? 14 Points Mentioned

Letcher County Deputy Sheriff Mickey Stines guarded defendants Patrick Smith, left, and James Richard Huffman IV during arraignment Thursday in Letcher District Court.(Mountain Eagle photo)

The two Pike County men charged in the New Year’s Day murder of Michael Shane Hogg pleaded not guilty Thursday at arraignment in Letcher District Court.

James Richard Huffman IV, 34, of Pikeville, pleaded innocent to murder, first-degree assault and second-degree assault in the early-morning stabbing death of Hogg, 24, a Kingscreek native who was home on winter break from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.

Pleading not guilty to charges of complicity to murder, criminal mischief, two counts of carrying a concealed deadly weapon and tampering with physical evidence was Patrick Smith, 27, of the Greasy Creek area near Pikeville.

Letcher District Judge Kevin Mullins set preliminary hearings for Huffman and Smith for 3 p.m. January 9. Mullins also ruled during Thursday’s hearing that both men, who are being held without bond in the Letcher County Jail, qualify for assistance from attorneys with the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy.

Huffman is accused of stabbing Hogg in the chest around 2 a.m. Wednesday during an altercation near the entrance of a parking lot on Hayes Street, also known as Back Street, in downtown Whitesburg. Two other Letcher County men, David Christopher Puckett, 23, of Jenkins, and Stacy Phillips, 23, of Thornton, also suffered stab wounds during the altercation. Puckett was treated at Holston Valley Hospital in Kingsport, Tenn., but was later released. Phillips was treated at Whitesburg ARH and released.

Authorities found Hogg, Puckett, Phillips and Samantha Mullins, 23, of Wise, Va., in a disabled vehicle in the parking lot of the Letcher County Recreation Center on River Road in Whitesburg after a call was made to 9-1-1. The four were trying to get to the Whitesburg hospital for treatment, but the vehicle’s tires had been slashed. Huffman and Smith were later taken into custody in the recreation center parking lot.

The victims of the crime had been celebrating the coming of the New Year earlier in the night at StreetSide Grill and Bar on Main Street in Whitesburg. Video surveillance recorded at StreetSide shows no sign of an altercation occurring there or the presence there of either Huffman or Smith, owner Charlie Wright said Wednesday.

Smith, who Kentucky State Police said was holding the knife used by Huffman, was originally charged with carrying a concealed weapon and tampering with evidence. The complicity to murder and criminal mischief charges were added before Thursday’s hearing. The mischief charge indicates that investigators believe that Smith is the person who flattened the tires on the vehicle occupied by the victims.

Authorities have not released what they believe is the motive behind the stabbings.

Funeral services for Hogg, son of Don and Connie Frazier Hogg of Kingscreek, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Whitesburg First Baptist Church. Visitation, also at the church, will be held Friday from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Letcher Funeral Home of Whitesburg has charge of arrangements
citizen

Richmond, KY

#8 Jan 2, 2014
James Huffman is Webby Huffman's grandson...his mother is a second(?) grade teacher at Pikeville Elementary.
Yeah

London, KY

#9 Jan 2, 2014
I'm not surprised he attacked me one night at the Mark 2 and I'm a female!
couldbe

Jackson, KY

#10 Jan 2, 2014
Hes always had an anger problem. Sorry to the family, his mom is such a wonderful person whos touched so many young lives. I hate this for her.
Yeah

London, KY

#11 Jan 2, 2014
I'm just glad to see he is finally getting off the street it's been along time coming he deserves everything he is about to get and if I have to I will testify at trial about my attack at the bar to see him pay for what he did
think

Lexington, KY

#12 Jan 3, 2014
citizen wrote:
James Huffman is Webby Huffman's grandson...his mother is a second(?) grade teacher at Pikeville Elementary.
he has a good family and wonerful mother, please don't bring them into this. some kids just turn out bad regardless of their family . I am sure they are devasted, so please leave them out of this.
whareva

Whitesburg, KY

#14 Jan 3, 2014
think wrote:
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he has a good family and wonerful mother, please don't bring them into this. some kids just turn out bad regardless of their family . I am sure they are devasted, so please leave them out of this.
debbi knows one thing and that is to throw money trying to get her dopehead son Thomas out of jail or her nephews
couldbe

Jackson, KY

#15 Jan 3, 2014
whareva wrote:
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debbi knows one thing and that is to throw money trying to get her dopehead son Thomas out of jail or her nephews
Debbi is not this mans mom. James does have a great mother, shes wonderful.

James is a murderer tho and Im speechless how he could take someones life.
whareva

Whitesburg, KY

#16 Jan 3, 2014
look at Thomas, he was just about involved in a murder when him and that one guy robbed a dope dealer that frazier guy I think. debbi paid him like 5 thousand to drop charges. I think they shot at each other on the robbery.
whareva

Whitesburg, KY

#17 Jan 3, 2014
where is big mouth Nicole hidalgo at?? I figured shed be in the middle of this
Shut the Hell Up

Logan, WV

#18 Jan 3, 2014
whareva wrote:
where is big mouth Nicole hidalgo at?? I figured shed be in the middle of this
....Chuckles keep your nose out of this. You know nothing about this.....you are desperate to post something. You talk bad about everybody, ppl you know nothing about. You post stuff on every site in every town.....such a pathetic life...
Lol

Chesterfield, MO

#19 Jan 3, 2014
Yeah wrote:
I'm just glad to see he is finally getting off the street it's been along time coming he deserves everything he is about to get and if I have to I will testify at trial about my attack at the bar to see him pay for what he did
if you had been attacked as you stated, why didn't you report it when it happened?
PikeMethHead

Pikeville, KY

#20 Jan 4, 2014
Lol Wonder if his special powers will get him out of this? Was this terrible crime he committed the "the purpose for his power" he went on about all the time? They all talk crazy talk. talk to the rest of the family sometime. Hate this happened but these Delusional people need some serious help for their Fried Brains! if he should get the death penalty he can ask" Satin" himself lol
Patrick Smith likes Meth Fire.
James R Huffman likes Meth Fire. December 30, 2013
Meth Fire recorded in Hell
December 30, 2013 at 10:36am
December 30, 2013 James R Huffman Dear Satin was I one of the audio clips talking?
https://www.facebook.com/methf ...
http://jailhub.com/arrests/kentucky/pike-coun...
is this

Pikeville, KY

#21 Jan 4, 2014
Shut the Hell Up wrote:
<quoted text>....Chuckles keep your nose out of this. You know nothing about this.....you are desperate to post something. You talk bad about everybody, ppl you know nothing about. You post stuff on every site in every town.....such a pathetic life...
is this nicole? saw you got divorced over night changed ur name form Huffman to some guy's last name you think might be ur daddy. Was the wedding a fake? bet the people that attended are scratching their heads right now. Is his crazy brother pretending to be a preacher? were you getting food stamps and wic as a single mother cause you were only pretending to be married? Word of advice meth and all the other chemicals does not make you immortal lol James and Patrick probably knows that now for sure! I bet laying out like a bunch of immortal idiots under the rock cliffs @ the ratliff hole would feel like paradise to those 2 right now compared to the concrete boxed room with no window they will be spending the rest of their lives in!
DanekaBaker

Louisville, KY

#22 Jan 4, 2014
Patrick Smith us Crazy! Check out his facebook page - he dresses in women’s dresses, hoods, armor, and carries swords and shields. Apparently , he thinks he is a Viking! Some people don’t belong in society.

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