The murder case against Tim Reynolds, who is accused in the death of Mark Duncan, will move on to the Wayne County Grand Jury for consideration.

    A preliminary hearing in the case was heard in Wayne District Court 
on Thursday, October 3. At the conclusion of the hearing, District 
Judge Mike Lawson determined that there was probable cause in the 
case and sent it to the grand jury.
    He also opted to keep Reynolds' bond the same, at $1 million cash 
only. Reynolds' attorney, Lance Turner, had asked that the court 
lower the bond and provide some sort of property provision. Lawson 
indicated that would be something that can be considered in circuit 
    Reynolds, 55, has been lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center 
since the shooting occurred on September 24. Reynolds is charged with 
murder and tampering with physical evidence, after officials allege 
he shot Duncan and then hit him over the head with a wrench.
    According to the press release issued by Kentucky State Police, 
Trooper Adam Dodson and Trooper Matthew Parmley responded to the 
scene on Duncan Road, which is located just off Dodson Hollow Road, 
at about 7:43 p.m. on September 24. The troopers found the victim in 
the road, deceased from apparent trauma.
    He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Wayne County Coroner's 
Office at 8:50 p.m.
    State police said that the primary investigation indicates the two 
family members were involved in a disagreement that led Reynolds to 
shoot Duncan.
    Eric Moore, a detective with Kentucky State Police, was the only 
witness called during last week's preliminary hearing. Much of his 
testimony centered around the statement that was made to state police 
by Reynolds following the incident.
    Moore said he initially spoke with Reynolds at the Wayne County 
Sheriff's Department. Moore said that Duncan's truck was parked in 
the roadway and Reynolds parked behind it. He stated that he told 
Duncan first walked toward him and Reynolds told him to stop.
    Reynolds told officials he fired a shot at Duncan but missed. During 
Moore's testimony he noted that the weapon that was used was a 22 
caliber handgun that Reynolds kept in his truck.
    Moore testified that Duncan had turned around and was walking away 
from Reynolds when Reynolds fired the additional shots. He stated 
police located eight shell casings at the scene.
    Moore indicated five shots had struck Duncan in the back and buttock 
area. Moore said that Reynolds stated when he was out of bullets he 
laid down the handgun and took a wrench from the toolbox in his 
truck. He told officials he struck Duncan more than once with the 
    Moore testified regarding preliminary autopsy results. The first 
tests stated that one of the shots that head Duncan could  have been 
fatal, but likely it was the injury caused by the wrench that caused 
the facility.
    According to testimony, Reynolds went back to his home on Dodson 
Hollow Road, cleaned off the wrench and washed his hands. He then 
called 911 to report the incident to police.
    During the bond hearing, Turner noted that the bond cannot be 
"oppressive." He stated that Reynolds turned himself in to officials 
and that the pretrial report shows he had no previous record.
    Turner stated that Reynolds is a logger and that others rely on his 
business for their employment. He said Reynolds is willing to follow 
any conditions set by the court. He made a motion that a reasonable 
bond be set at $50,000 cash or $100,000 property.
    Lawson opted not to rule on lowering the current bond. Reynolds 
remains lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center.nning back and 
All-State candidate Braedon Sloan.  Sloan has rushed for 934 yards 
and 18 TDs on just 73 carries and also leads the receivers with 9 
catches for 275 yards and 5 scores, while senior wide receiver Tito 
Ruiz leads the team in receptions with 10 and has 152 yards with 2 
scores.  A new wrinkle added the past month is 6-4 senior Thomas 
Spencer, as the first-year varsity member has totaled 5 catches for 
181 yards and three scores the past three games.
    Junior quarterback Brody Weaver has completed 41 of 77 passes for 
858 yards with 11 TDs, against just two interceptions and has rushed 
30 times for 111 yards and two scores.  Versatile offensive weapon 
Carson Simpson has scored touchdowns three straight weeks and now has 111 rushing yards on just 10 attempts, plus two catches for 66 yards 
and a touchdown.
    "We have to play well on both sides of the ball every week and this 
game will certainly be no different.  We know the guys are on fall 
break, but we must have a focused week of practice.  We did that 
against Harlan County and Southwestern with very good results, while 
I was very disappointed in our preparation for the Danville game.  We 
know Lincoln County has a good team and this is what we play all 
those other games for, to get ready for district.  Everyone is 0-0 
and it starts for real Friday night," said Thompson.
    Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday night at Lincoln County High School's Death Valley Stadium.

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