Man Sentenced for Kevil Attempted Murder, Assault
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - A man has been found guilty and sentenced to more than three decades in prison for the February shooting of a man and attempted murder of a woman in the Kevil area.

Judge Tim Kaltenbach sentenced Shawn Sutton to 20 years in prison on a charge of first degree assault, and 15 years for attempted murder. He was sentenced to a total of more than 33 years on several lesser charges, but those sentences will all run concurrently.

A McCracken County jury found Sutton guilty Tuesday of first degree assault, attempted murder, first degree wanton endangerment, two counts of first degree burglary, theft of a firearm, two other theft charges, and three counts of menacing. 

Sutton was arrested Feb. 16 in Illinois, after an incident in the Kevil area during which Sutton shot Troy Risley in the face and arm with a stolen .357 magnum revolver at a home on Gordon Drive. He was also found guilty of the attempted murder of Jennifer Risley during the same altercation.

The lesser charges stem from a burglary and theft earlier that day at a nearby home.

Published 03:10 PM, Wednesday Jul. 10, 2019
Updated 04:30 PM, Thursday Jul. 11, 2019

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