Murder investigation underway after argument between Kentucky men turns deadly

Published 5:55 am Monday, May 24, 2021

Kentucky State Police are investigating an early Sunday shooting in Clay County.

Officers received a call Sunday around 2:14 a.m. of a shooting on KY 1482 in the Oneida Community.

A preliminary investigation indicates that Jeffery Sean Sandlin, 33 years of age, of Oneida, was having a verbal altercation with Lester “Chuckie” Daniel, 32 years of age, also of Oneida.

During the argument, Sandlin reportedly retrieved a firearm and fired the weapon striking Daniel.

Daniel was taken to Manchester Advent Health Hospital where the Clay County Coroner pronounced him dead.

Kentucky State Police charged Sandlin with murder and took him to the Clay County Detention Center.