A Harlan woman has been indicted for murder in the shooting death of a man that occurred in July.
Ruby Webb, 51, was indicted on a charge of murder.
The indictment handed down by the grand jury on August 29 states Ruby Webb caused the death of Charles Webb by shooting him on July 14.
Kentucky State Police Det. Josh Howard presented evidence to the grand jury resulting in the indictment.
Webb was originally arrested immediately following the July 14 shooting.
According to a press release, 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 Charles 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.
The citation issued at the time of Webb’s arrest states 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.
Webb’s next court date is scheduled for Nov. 30.
In other police activity:
• Tina Dabney, 45, of Harlan, was arrested by Harlan City Police Sgt. Jeff Owens on Thursday.
According to the citation, Dabney, aka Tina Britt, was stopped after police received complaints she was under the influence at the mall. She told police she did not have any drugs on her, but police found a clear bag with a crystal like substance believed to be crystal methamphetamine in her pants pocket. Dabney told police the pants she was wearing did not belong to her.
Dabney was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and public intoxication by controlled substance. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center;
• James Vaughn, 41, of Bimble, was arrested on Wednesday by Kentucky State Police Trooper Andy Soltess. Vaughn was charged with first-degree criminal mischief and leaving the scene of an accident. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $1,300 full cash bond.
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