Kentucky: Jesse Bennett charged with murder and dui in death of Taylor Lainhart; boozing driver hit motorcycle

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Kentucky State Police

(Richmond, KY) – The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, is investigating a fatal collision that happened just before 7:00 p.m. last night on Kentucky HWY-11 in Owsley County.

The initial investigation indicates that Jesse Bennett, 49 years old of Mistletoe, KY, was operating a 1998 Ford Ranger south on HWY-11, and collided with a 2002 Harley Davidson Motorcycle that was traveling north. The driver of the motorcycle, Jeremiah Taylor, 24 years old of Richmond, and his passenger, Taylor Lainhart, 18 years old of Beattyville, were both airlifted to the University of Kentucky Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Taylor Lainhart died as a result of her injuries while at the University of Kentucky Hospital.

As a result of the initial investigation, Jesse Bennett was arrested and charged with Murder, Assault 2nd Degree, Operating a Motor Vehicle Under in Influence of Alcohol/Drugs 1st Degree (Aggravated), and Open Alcoholic Beverage in Motor Vehicle. He is lodged in the Three Forks Regional Jail.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by Trooper Brandon Scalf.

Kentucky State Police trooper and cruiser 1950's.

Kentucky State Police trooper and cruiser 1950’s.

Danny Malady busted for DUI and assault on Trooper

(Arlington, KY) – Kentucky State Police responded to KY 80 and CR 1207 for an accident with injuries. Trooper Paul Hale located the driver, Danny Malady and after further investigation arrested him suspicion of Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence.

Trooper Hale was placing Malady in the back of his cruiser when he began struggle and kick Trooper Hale. After Malady refused to comply Trooper Hale sprayed him with OC spray, “pepper spray.”

Malady then began to kick and cause damage to door of the police cruiser. Shortly afterwards, Malady then became compliant.

Malady was examined by Carlisle County EMS and was later transported to Ballard County Jail.

Malady was charged with Operating Under the Influence Motor Vehicle Under the Influence 2nd offense, Assault 3rd degree Police Officer or Prob Officer, Menacing, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree, Possession Of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container In Motor Vehicle Prohibited, Possession Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Off (Drug Unspecified), Possession Controlled Substance, 3rd Degree-Drug Unspecified, And Terroristic Threatening 3rd Degree. Trooper Hale did not receive any injuries.