Fight leads to two men being stabbed, one man shot (Updated)






Wednesday evening (June 02) at 6:11PM, McCracken Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to 2728 Poole Road in McCracken County concerning a reported stabbing. Kentucky State Police Troopers that were in the area also responded. As deputies were arriving in the area, they found 49 year old James A. McManus of Paducah riding a bicycle near the Poole Road and Bechtolt Road intersection. McManus was found to have several stab wounds and also at least one gunshot wound all of which were to his upper body. McManus was able to tell deputies that he had been in an altercation at the Poole Road home and that he had been shot and stabbed.
Deputies when arriving at 2728 Poole Road, also found the resident there 58 year old William Billy Ashley injured from apparent stab and other knife wounds to his neck and arms. Both men were transported to Western Baptist Hospital by Mercy Regional Ambulance Service for treatment.
Sheriff's detectives were called to the scene and to the hospital to investigate. Deputies and detectives at the scene on Poole Road, did in fact recover a .22 caliber rifle and the knife that had been used in the altercation.
A third involved person 45 year old Glenna A. Wilbourne also of 2728 Poole Road was interviewed at the scene and later taken to the sheriff's department for further questioning.
"The departments preliminary investigation indicates that Glenna Wilbourne was in the front yard of 2728 Poole Road and McManus was riding by on a bicycle. McManus stopped at the residence and began speaking to Wilbourne. Wilbournes boyfriend Billy Ashley came outside and asked McManus to leave. A verbal altercation began which soon turned physical. At some point, a knife was produced in the fight and both McManus and Ashley received multiple stab and cutting wounds. As the fight continued to escalate, a .22 caliber rifle was brought out from the residence and fired multiple times. McManus was hit at least once in the neck with one of the rounds."
Neither of the two men's injuries appear at this time to be life-threatening.
The case remains under investigation.







Sheriff Jon Hayden