Boston man charged in shooting death

-A A +A

33-year-old charged with murder

By The Staff

The Nelson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the Nov. 10 death of a Hodgenville man as a homicide.

Kenneth Craig Mattingly, 33, of Boston, has been charged with murder and complicity to commit murder in the shooting death of Donald C. Marshall, 47.

Police found Marshall in the driver’s seat of a white Ford pickup truck around 1:20 p.m. near the intersection of Nelsonville Road and Nelsonville Lane after receiving a call about a motor vehicle collision involving possible gunfire, according to a Nelson County Sheriff’s Department press release.

The white truck was found behind a short guardrail on the side of the road against a line of trees bordering railroad tracks. The doors to the driver and passenger sides were open.

A witness told police the white Ford was being chased by a red Ford pickup truck. The witness said he heard what he believed to be at least two gunshots.

After an autopsy Wednesday it was determined Marshall died from multiple gunshot wounds to the head.

Mattingly was charged Nov. 14 after Nelson County deputies and Kentucky State Police executed a search warrant at his Nat Rogers Road residence. Deputies seized a red Ford pickup truck with front end damage at another location. It is registered to Mattingly.

Items associated with growing marijuana were also seized.

Mattingly, along with his father Kenneth L. Mattingly, 60, was also charged with cultivation of marijuana, more than five plants and complicity.

They did not offer resistance to officers. Both were lodged in the Nelson County Jail.

Greene would not comment on a possible motive for the shooting, citing an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department at 502-348-1870 or 502-348-3211.

Marshall, a native of Ohio, was self-employed, according to his obituary. He is survived by two sons Branden Marshall and Kippy Marshall, both of Hodgenville; one brother, Butch Marshall of New Haven; and two sisters, Treva Woodyard of New Haven and Bernice Branham of Ohio.

The funeral was Saturday at William R. Rust Funeral Home Chapel in New Haven with Rev. Bruce Nichols officiating. Burial was in Marshall Family Cemetery in New Haven.

A complete obituary is on 3A.

Editor Linda Ireland contributed to this story.