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May 21, 2014

Raymond charged with manslaughter

Identified as hit-and-run driver in Lexington motorcyclists death

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — The legal charges against 51-year-old Anthony Raymond - arrested for trafficking methamphetamine on May 9 - keep piling up after he was identified as the hit-and-run driver in a motorcycle fatality earlier this month.

Police were searching for the driver of a purple Dodge Neon that pulled out in front of a motorcycle operated by 71-year-old Randolph Scott of Lexington on May 7. The impact caused Scott to be ejected from the motorcycle, and he was flown from the scene for his injuries. Scott died approximately 5 1/2 hours later at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

Witnesses to the accident told police they saw the driver of the vehicle flee the scene, running into the wooded area along Hazel Patch Road immediately after the crash.

Deputies from the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office and officers with the London City Police Department worked together on the investigation to locate the driver of the Dodge Neon, utilizing local media and social media to gain information. The Laurel Sheriff’s Office reports that the public responded, with many calls and tips concerning the driver’s identity.

As the investigation continued, Raymond was determined to be the hit-and-run driver, but he was already in the Laurel Detention Center on drug-related charges. In fact, Raymond was one of 30 people picked up in the largest drug roundup by Sheriff John Root’s office to date. He was held on first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance for selling less than 2 grams of methamphetamine to a  Sheriff’s informant. His bond was set at $10,000 cash bond for that case.

But as information came in and the investigation continued, Raymond was identified as the driver of the vehicle that resulted in the motorcycle fatality just two days before his drug-related arrest. He now faces additional charges of second-degree manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid or assistance, and driving on a DUI-suspended license. His bond in that case is set at $75,000 cash.

Raymond is set for a preliminary hearing in Laurel District Court on the manslaughter case and the drug-related case for Tuesday, May 20.

The arrest of Anthony Raymond was the result of a joint investigation by London City Police Detective Sgt. Chris Edwards, who reconstructed the crash, and Laurel Sheriff’s Detectives Brad Mitchell, Jason Back, and James Sizemore. The arrest of Raymond was announced by Laurel Sheriff John Root and London City Police Interim Chief Derek House.

 

njohnson@sentinel-echo.com

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