The Kentucky State Police in Pikeville and the Johnson Co. Sheriff’s Office are continuing to investigate a deadly shooting that happened Monday, August 27 in the Volga community of Johnson Co. Initial reports indicated that Paintsville/Johnson Co 911 received a call around 7:50 PM Monday evening about a shooting at a home on Dixon Branch. The Johnson Co. Sheriff’s Office and the KSP responded to the call and upon arrival, located a deceased male identified as Mike Jones, 58 years old from Flat Gap, who was killed by gunshot. The victim was pronounced deceased by the Johnson Co. Coroner’s Office and the body has been taken to the state medical examiner’s office in Frankfort for an autopsy and to determine an official cause of death.
The KSP has issued an arrest warrant for Walter Lee Curtis of Flatgap. The KSP and the Johnson Co. Sheriff’s Office have been investigating several tips to locate Mr. Curtis, but he has not been located as of now. KSP ask that anyone with any information on his location is urged to call the Kentucky State Police at (606)-433-7711. Callers can remain anonymous. The case remains under investigation by KSP Detective Kevin Newsome.