Russell Phipps Kirby
More details are coming out about a home invasion in Graves County late last week and the arrest of three local men in the following hours.
Graves County Sheriff DeWayne Redmon tells WPSD TV of Paducah that the break-in was pre-planned and that the suspects intended to steal guns in the home.
Arrested and charged with attempted murder were 24-year old James Kirby and 40-year old Richard Phipps of Hopkinsville and 29-year old Edwin Russell of Elkton.
Police say two of the suspects knocked on the door and shot Richard Jett when he answered. A suspect then allegedly struck Jett with a weapon before shooting his wife Sharon Jett in the back.
Ms. Jett took several more shots to the legs and body, but still managed to shoot Phipps in the side and hand. Russell was the driver who took Kirby and Phipps to the residence, but reportedly drove away when he heard shots fire. The Elkton man was the connection to the Jett family, as he reportedly once dated their daughter.
The daughter and a granddaughter of the Jetts were in the home, but went uninjured in the incident. The couple is reportedly in serious condition at an area hospital, but is expected to survive.
Kirby and Russell are in the Graves County Jail, while Phipps is lodged in the McCracken County Jail.