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Police say man was high, broke into residence before being wounded three times




“J.B.” ADAMS

“J.B.” ADAMS

A Whitesburg man who was shot twice in his right shoulder after entering a Dry Fork residence last week is charged with second degree burglary.

Donna Williams called 9-1-1 three times after 8 p.m. on April 28 from a residence located at 114 Ridgeview Drive in Dry Fork, according to information contained in a police citation written by Kentucky State Police Trooper Michael Burton. During the first call, Williams reported that Jimmy Burtis “J.B.” Adams, 39, of 21 Brett Drive, was intoxicated and beating on the door of the Dry Fork residence and then left, according to court documents. Williams called 9-1-1 a second time saying that Adams had returned to the residence with a firearm, according to the citation. While Burton was traveling to the residence Williams called 9-1-1 a third time notifying police that Adams entered the residence, was shot by Daniel Ison and was being held at gunpoint by Ison, according to the document.

Adams was transported to Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital and then to Pikeville Medical Center where Adams’s shoulder was X-rayed. Doctors detected two bullets and decided to leave the bullets in his shoulder, according to the citation. Adams was released from the Pikeville hospital and taken to the Letcher County Detention Center.

Adams posted a $5,000 property bond on April 30. He is scheduled to appear in Letcher District Court for arraignment at 11 a.m. on May 13.

The investigation remains under investigation by Burton.


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