Kentucky State Police, deputies from the Trigg County Sheriff’s Department and Cadiz Police Department were on hand Tuesday night when Wadlington came to the police department with several family members, according to Cadiz Police Chief Hollis Alexander. He was placed under arrest, processed and then transferred to the facility in neighboring Christian County.
Subsequently, Mayes surrendered to authorities on Thursday night about 11:20 and was accompanied by William Perle, Jr, an attorney from Frankfort.
Wadlington is being held under a $100,000 bond set by Circuit Judge Bill Cunningham while Mayes is incarcerated without bond. Wadlington is charged with murder while Mayes is charged with murder and parole violation. The parole violation is an automatic hold for the state with no bond.
The two were transferred to Christian County because “they were considered armed and dangerous,” said Trigg Jailer Glen Cunningham. “I felt it was safer for the current inmates as well as for them.”
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.
Judge Cunningham could not be reached for comment about the bond for Wadlington.
The current charges against Wadlington and Mayes stemmed from a Saturday night shooting at Henry’s Place in Cerulean. According to public information officer Trooper Barry Meadows, a fight apparently broke out inside the club and involved the two suspects and a third unidentified man. Meadows said the two suspects then left the club and apparently fired shots from the passenger side as they left.
He said the investigation has not indicated who fired the fatal shot that struck LaWarren O’Keith Sims, 23, of Princeton in the neck.
The incident took place at approximately 1:30 a.m. Sunday, June 22.
Neighbors have said the night spot is a frequent scene of loud parties where alcohol is allegedly sold and the night of the shooting was no different.
Residents who live 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 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.