A second man has had his case handed over to a grand jury in connection with a June 15, shooting at a Maysville apartment.
Darion Myrick, 19, of Maysville, appeared before Judge Jeffrey Schumacher Monday for a preliminary hearing on charges of first-degree burglary and first-degree assault for his alleged involvement in the incident.
Myrick was allegedly involved in the shooting at a Vine Street apartment, according to Assistant Police Chief Jared Muse, where officers responded to a report that a man had been shot in the chest. Upon arrival, officers discovered two men had been shot — one in the chest and the other in both hands.
One of the victims, Jacob Kiskaden, who lived in the apartment, was shot in the chest. He survived the shooting and underwent surgery at an undisclosed hospital, according to testimony by Maysville Police Detective Chris Conley.
According to court records and testimony, the victim and his wife awoke to find two men in their bedroom. They later identified Camron C. Gibbs, 19, of Maysville but were unable to identify the other man because his face was covered, Conley said. Myrick was alleged identified by Gibbs, according to police testimony, and by his vehicle from the scene that he had borrowed.
Police said Gibbs told them he had gone to the residence to buy marijuana. He also allegedly said that he and Kiskaden fought over the gun and he was shot in both hands during the struggle.
Also at home at the time of the incident was a 6-month-old child and a 16-year-old male.
Myrick left the scene and was the subject of a police hunt before surrendering to authorities at the Mason County Detention Center on June 27 where he remains lodged on a $10,000 cash bond.
Detectives did talk with Myrick in Aberdeen,Ohio, at some point after the shooting when he allegedly said he was not involved in any way with the shooting but made other statements that allegedly implicated him in the assault. According to court records, police have a video of Myrick saying he “bleached his hands” and urinated on his hands in an effort to remove gun residue “which is better that spending life in prison.”
There was one handgun recovered at the scene but police said they were unsure if it was the gun from which all the shots were fired.
Gibbs is charged with first-degree burglary for his alleged involvement in the early morning incident at the apartment. He suffered gunshot wounds to the hands and was treated at UK Medical Center and later released. During an appearance in earlier appearence in Mason District Court, his case was also handed over to a Mason County grand jury.
Gibbs was released from the Mason County Detention Center on July 3 on a $10,000 cash bond.
In an unrelated case, a man remains on the run who led law enforcement on a multi-county chase on June 26, Mason County Sheriff Patrick Boggs said.
According to Boggs, the chase began on Clark’s Run Road in Maysville when Maysville Police initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Brandon S. Collins, 31, of Maysville, on outstanding warrants.
Boggs and several of his deputies took over the pursuit, following the 2016 Chevrolet driven by Collins to U.S. 68,through Mason County, Fleming County and Robertson County before turning off on Kentucky 36 in Nicholas County, he said. The pursuit then wound through Harrison County by way of Cynthiana before it was called off at the Harrison County-Grant County line, Boggs said.
Boggs said the car involved in the chase was found by Kentucky State Police abandoned this week in a field on the Harrison County-Grant County line. Although not considered stolen at the time of the chase, the car had allegedly been borrowed by Collins who did not return the vehicle when asked to do so.
Boggs said Collins continues to post items to social media and was apparently been seen in Fleming County on the 4th of July. The sheriff said he believes he is bouncing between Grant County and Mason County. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the sheriff’s office.