Meadows said that LaWarren O’Keith Sims, 23, was found lying on the ground when police arrived at a Cerulean club. Trigg County Coroner John Vinson pronounced Sims dead a short time later.
"We just don’t know where they are," Meadows said late Monday afternoon. "One of them has telephoned their parole officer and their family is cooperating with the authorities."
A report issued Wednesday by the KSP said that Wadlington had turned himself in to Cadiz Police late Tuesday evening. He is currently lodged in the Trigg County Jail.
According to reports from area residents a fight apparently broke out between Wadlington, Mayes and a third unidentified man. No reason was given for the altercation. When Wadlington and Mayes left the scene it was reported that several shots were fired from the vehicle from the passenger’s window with one of the bullets striking Sims – who was not involved in the original altercation - in the neck.
Authorities said they have not determined which of the two men were driving at the time the shots were fired.
Wadlington is currently facing murder charges in Eastland County, Texas after the 2003 shooting of a Lancaster resident on the campus of Ranger Junior College where Wadlington was a student. He is currently out on bond for that shooting and his trial is set to begin October 15.
Eastland County District Attorney Russ Thomason said Tuesday that Wadlington’s case is the last of five murder charges that were levied in the month of April 2003. "His is the last of the trials," Thomason said. "We definitely want him."
The latest charges apparently stem from an altercation at a club in Cerulean. According to Meadows, Wadlington and Mayes were at the club when an altercation began with a person non related to the shooting incident.
Neighbors close to the club told The Cadiz Record the gathering place was being operated illegally by serving alcohol and allowing other illegal activities to take place each weekend. "Every time there’s a party it goes on like this," one neighbor said. "I thought they were just shooting fireworks," they said upon hearing the gunshots at approximately 1:30 a.m. Sunday.
Neighbors also said the club sells alcohol to underage people who frequent the club and that such incidents as loud music, fights and excessive drinking at not uncommon.
Trigg County Sheriff Randy Clark, who has jurisdiction in the area, was out of the office and could not be reached for comment on the comments about the serving of alcohol in violation of state laws regarding Trigg County.
Mayes and Wadlington are believed to be armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these two men can contact Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555 or the Trigg County Sheriff’s Department at (270) 522-8888. The Trigg County Sheriff’s Department and the Cadiz Police Department assisted Kentucky State Police at the scene.