Husband jailed in wife’s shooting death

Published 8:17 pm Wednesday, June 10, 2020

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.”

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.