By Nita Johnson
LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —
An autopsy will be the determining factor in the death of a Laurel man found in his home Sunday afternoon.
Laurel County Sheriff’s Detective Charlie Loomis is conducting the investigation into the death of 36-year-old Kenneth E. Vincent, of Laurel Road in London, on Sunday afternoon.
According to a press release from the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office, Vincent and his roommate, 56-year-old Freddy Couch, also of Laurel Road, had had a physical confrontation following an argument just after midnight. Vincent allegedly used a knife during the physical fight, with Couch struggling with him before overpowering Vincent. However, neither Couch nor Vincent contacted police or medical personnel following the argument and fight. Alcohol was involved in the incident.
Couch told police he went to sleep in the bedroom of the residence afterwards and Vincent was lying on the floor of the living room where he allegedly went to sleep. Couch said when he awoke on Sunday, Vincent was dead.
The Laurel County Coroner’s Office pronounced Vincent dead at the scene, and an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. The investigation is being continued, with expectations that the case will be presented to the next meeting of a Laurel County grand jury.
Loomis was assisted at the scene by Sheriff John Root, Chief Deputy Eddy Sizemore, Sgt. Greg Poynter, and Detective Sgt. Tommy Johnston.