Husband jailed in wife’s shooting death

Published 8:17 pm Wednesday, June 10, 2020

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A Tuesday morning shooting has left an area woman dead.

Sheriff Danny Bond said that the Butler County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting on Narrow Lane off McKenzie Grade Road.

“We did have a shooting yesterday that lead to one death,” Bond said Wednesday morning. “It’s very unfortunate. Your prayers go out to the families. It turned into a domestic situation. The wife was killed and the husband has been arrested. He is in the Butler County Correctional Facility.”

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Bond confirmed that the subject taken into custody was Ricky Lawson and that the victim was Martha Lawson.

No further information was released as the incident is under investigation.