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Fugitive wanted for alleged attempted murder found, arrested

Arrest comes without incident; troopers transport Doug A. Becker to hospital, due to overnight exposure to cold temperatures. Once medically cleared for incarceration he'll be lodged in the Graves County Jail. His charges, from the arrest warrant issued last night, will be First Degree Burglary, First Degree Unlawful Imprisonment, Attempted Murder, two counts of Fourth Degree Assault, and three counts of First Degree Wanton Endangerment.
Update to earlier story Update: Ground search on for suspect in Symsonia shooting
Note: Charges/allegations are not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by law enforcement is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.

By Senior Trooper Jody Cash, Public Information Officer
Kentucky State Police Post One, Mayfield, KY

SYMSONIA, KY (11 Nov 2017/8:42pmCT) - Kentucky State Police have arrested Doug A. Becker. At approximately 6:15pmCT, Marshall County Dispatch received a call from a citizen reporting a male matching the description on Phelps Road, near Symsonia Highway in Marshall County.


KSP Troopers responded to the area and located Becker. He was taken into custody without incident. Troopers have transported Mr. Becker to a local hospital for medical clearance, due to his prolonged (overnight) exposure to cold temperatures.

Once medically cleared for incarceration, he will be lodged in the Graves County Jail. His charges, from the arrest warrant issued last night, will be First Degree Burglary, First Degree Unlawful Imprisonment, Attempted Murder, two counts of Fourth Degree Assault, and three counts of First Degree Wanton Endangerment. The investigation is continuing by Detective Eric Fields. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555. Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.


This story was posted on 2017-11-12 03:40:20
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