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Perry County Man Charged In Death of His Brother

Chavies, Ky. (July 23, 2020) – An altercation in Perry County resulted in one man’s death, and another being charged with murder.  At around 10:50 p.m. on Wednesday evening, Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 13 was advised that a man had been located unconscious on Chavies-Dunraven Road.  Troopers with KSP Post 13 as well as Perry County Ambulance were called to the scene in the Chavies community.  Upon arrival, 52 year old Douglas Noble of Chavies was located and transported to Hazard ARH Medical Center.  Noble was later pronounced deceased at the hospital by the Perry County Coroner’s Office. 

The preliminary investigation determined that Doug Noble had been involved in an altercation with his brother James Noble, when he was severely injured. Troopers were able to locate James Noble at a residence on Highway 451 in the Krypton community.  A barricade situation ensued and KSP’s Special Response Team was called in to assist.  James Noble finally exited the residence after several hours, and was taken into custody.  He has been charged with one count of murder and lodged in the Kentucky River Regional Jail.  Detective Anthony Trotter with KSP Post 13 is leading this investigation. 

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