A Harlan woman has been arrested on a murder charge after allegedly shooting and fatally wounding a man.
Ruby Webb, 51, was arrested by Kentucky State Police on Thursday.
According to a press release, shortly after 1 a.m. on Thursday KSP troopers and detectives were dispatched to the scene of a shooting on Pope Hill Road in the Dressen community. The victim arrived at the emergency room with gunshot wounds to his abdomen and hand. Investigation determined Charles Webb, 59, of Harlan, was shot at his residence. Investigators interviewed Webb at the hospital and were told he had been shot by his wife, Ruby Webb. Charles Webb was later transported by ambulance to Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport where he was pronounced deceased by doctors. Detectives responded to the scene of the shooting and made contact with Ruby Webb. Following the investigation, Ruby Webb was arrested.
Ruby Webb was charged with murder-domestic violence. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.
According to the citation, Ruby Webb was read her Miranda rights and agreed to speak to police about the incident. A full audio confession will be attached to the case.
The incident is being investigated by Det. William J. Howard. He was assisted by troopers Kenny Abner and Kenneth Sergent, Det. Kevin Miller, Lt. Jason Adams and Sgt. Jason Bunch. Harlan City Police Department also assisted.
Both Charles and Ruby Webb have a history of assault convictions.
According to documents obtained from the Harlan County Circuit Clerk’s Office, Ruby Webb was convicted of fourth-degree assault on July 23, 2014. She also has a conviction for fourth-degree assault and terroristic threatening on Nov. 10, 2003. In addition, she currently has a case pending for fourth-degree assault and third-degree terroristic threatening.
Court documents show Charles Webb was convicted of fourth-degree assault on Sept. 8, 2014. He also has a reckless driving conviction from March 25, 2014.
Investigation continues by Howard.
In other police activity, a Baxter man is facing a charge of video voyeurism after allegedly placing cameras in the bathrooms at a local ambulance service.
Edwin Winland, 34, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Jimmy Halcomb on Wednesday.
According to the arrest warrant obtained by KSP Det. Kevin Miller, Winland placed covert cameras in the bathroom at Johnson’s Lifecare. The cameras were discovered by the owner of Johnson’s Lifecare, Stephanie Vanover. Winland was questioned about the incident and admitted to placing the cameras in the bathroom.
Winland was charged with video voyeurism. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond secured by 10 percent.
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