In April 30 IssueBy Greg WellsTimes Journal Managing Editor
The county 911-Dispatchers received a call about a man bleeding about 4 p.m. Sunday, and sent an ambulance and Deputy Sheriff Lee Smith to investigate.
Smith reported finding an apparent stabbing victim beside a trailer off Cleveland Road.
Coroner Larry Skaggs said, "I pronounced 30-year-old Jorge Sanchez. Gomez, of Russell Springs dead at 4:16."
Skaggs said the victim suffered what appeared to be multiple stab wounds to his upper left torso, but autopsy results are still pending.
During the investigation, it was learned that the victim had been in an altercation with another subject at that location. The suspect had fled the scene.
Deputy Smith first assisted Kentucky State Police Detective B. J. Burton in questioning the crowd gathered at the scene, and then along with and Deputy Nick Bertram worked chasing down other individuals to question as the day wore on.
"We have a person of interest in the case," said Smith.
On Thursday the state police issued a release:
"Subject is wanted for Murder. Roberto Gomez was involved in an
altercation with Jorge Gomez on April 26, 2009 at the Cleveland Road Trailer
Park in Russell Springs, KY. As a result of this
altercation Jorge Gomez suffered multiple stab wounds and died at the scene.
Roberto Gomez fled the scene of the altercation and was taken to Wal-mart in
Somerset, KY where he was dropped off. Roberto Gomez
has also used the following alias in the past; Roberto De Jesus Lopez, Roberto De Jesus Gomez-Alvarez, Ernesto and
Roberto De Jesus Alvarez. Roberto
Gomez may also be known by his nickname Pica Piedra."
The investigation is continuing, and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact KSP in Columbia, 270-384-4796.