Laurel County murder suspect found, charged with killing his brother

WYMT Weekend Edition News at 11 p.m.
Published: Dec. 2, 2022 at 9:16 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 4, 2022 at 3:06 PM EST
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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Officials with the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office confirmed 56-year-old Bailey Smith was arrested Saturday night.

Deputies said an argument between Smith and his brother led to a shooting on Old Crab Orchard Road just after 4:00 p.m. Friday afternoon.

His brother, 59-year-old Grant Smith, was killed. A murder warrant was issued for Bailey Smith following the shooting.

Officials said he was found at a business off US-25 near London Saturday night.

The murder weapon was found shortly after midnight Sunday morning.

Murder Weapon Found
Murder Weapon Found(Laurel County Sheriff's Office)

With the help of K-9 Maverick, the weapon was found near the Pittsburg Cemetery around one mile north of London.

Bailey Smith was taken to the Laurel County Detention Center.