Slemp, Ky. (September 1, 2019) – Troopers with Kentucky State Police Post 13 responded to a shooting complaint Sunday afternoon that resulted in one man being hospitalized and another arrested. KSP Post 13 received calls advising of the incident at around 2:48 p.m. Troopers Wilson Jones and Matt Day were called to the Slemp community to investigate.
The initial investigation determined that Darrel Cress and Jim Slone were involved in an altercation in the parking lot of the Front Porch General Store when Jim Slone shot Darrel Cress once in the chest. Cress was air-lifted to Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, TN. He was listed in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries. Jim Slone was arrested and charged with one count of Assault 1st degree and lodged in the Kentucky River Regional Jail. This incident remains under investigation by Tpr. Wilson Jones with KSP Post 13.