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The Lexington man charged with gunning down Steven Briscoe last month is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Thursday in Anderson District Court.
Gary Luttrell, 39, of Lexington is charged with one count of murder for allegedly shooting Briscoe, 54, in the chest with a .410 shotgun Sept. 14 in Briscoe’s driveway on Fairview Road in western Anderson County.
Luttrell fled but was arrested several days later in Ohio. He was extradited Oct. 4 and is now held on $500,000 cash bail in the Shelby County Detention Center.
Luttrell has already pleaded not guilty and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Thursday.
He has already been declared indigent and assigned a public defender.
According to Anderson County 911 dispatch supervisor Todd Sparrow, on the day of his murder a passerby noticed that Briscoe’s horses had gotten loose and went to Briscoe’s residence to tell him.
The passerby found Briscoe lying in his driveway and called 911.
The suspect’s wife, Leslie M. Luttrell, 39, of Lexington, was believed to have been visiting Briscoe at the time of the shooting on Saturday, according to Kentucky state police spokeswoman Kendra Wilson
Considered a missing person and thought to be possibly injured, according to a state police news release, Leslie Luttrell contacted Nelson County 911 on Sept. 15 and said she had escaped from her husband.
She was found unharmed in the Shepherdsville area and was interviewed by detectives at Post 12, according to the release.
Kentucky State Police is in charge of the investigation.
Luttrell’s arrest brings the total number of murder cases in Anderson County to four. Others include Terrance Cram, charged with murder three years ago in western Anderson County; Timothy Branson, charged earlier this year with murdering his wife, Modena; and Eric Jenkins, a dump truck driver charged with the vehicular murder of Marie Garmon last September.