THREE CINCINNATI, OHIO MEN ARRESTED FOR FRIDAY TRIPLE SHOOTING IN PIKE COUNTY, KY. THAT LEFT TWO DEAD, ONE IN CRITICAL CONDITION
SUSPECTS CAUGHT AFTER POLICE CHASE IN LEWIS COUNTY, KY. WHILE DRIVING VEHICLE STOLEN FROM SURVIVING GUNSHOT VICTIM
OCTOBER 9, 2023 – written by WADE QUEEN
THREE EVIL STOOGES: FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: JOSHUA ORLANDO PACK JR, 25; DEVON A. OVERSTREET, 26, AND, JOLON MARCELL MCCREE, 22, ALL FROM CINCINNATI, OHIO; ARE CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF MURDER, AND ONE COUNT OF ATTEMPTED MURDER, ALONG WITH OTHER RELATED CHARGES, FOR A GANGLAND-STYLE TRIPLE SHOOTING IN PIKE COUNTY KY. ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6.
THE TWO MURDER VICTIMS-AND THE LONE SURVIVOR: FROM LEFT TO RIGHT. JACOB ADAIR, 28, OF BELFRY, KY., RODNEY MATTHEW ESTEP, 38, OF LEXINGTON, KY., WERE SHOT KILLED; WHILE THE SURVIVING VICTIM, CHASITY ADAIR, 28, OF BELFRY, KY. (PICTURED WITH HER NOW DECEASED HUSBAND, JACOB ADAIR).
The Kentucky State Police are continuing their investigation into a brutal triple shooting in Pike County that left two men dead and one woman barely surviving, and the arrest of three suspects from Ohio who were caught hours later nearly 150 miles away in a northeastern Kentucky county.
According to a press release statement on Saturday, October 7, the Kentucky State Police Post 9 in Pikeville received a call on Friday, October 6, 2023, regarding a shooting in the Belfry community of Pike County.
KSP troopers and investigators responded to a residence on State Highway 292 West, where they discovered three subjects had been shot.
Their initial investigation indicated Jacob Adair, 28, of Belfry, KY. and Rodney Matthew Estep, 38, of Lexington, KY., suffered fatal gunshot wounds and were pronounced deceased at the scene by Pike County Coroner’s Office.
Additionally, Chasity Adair, 28, of Belfry, KY., suffered gunshot wounds and was transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. She reportedly suffered seven gunshot wounds, fractured ribs, a collapsed lung, and her right arm was shattered, but she is expected to survive.
As a result of this investigation, the following individuals were arrested and lodged in the Carter County Detention Center in Grayson, KY.:
*Joshua Orlando Pack Jr., 25, of Cincinnati Ohio; is charged with: Murder (Attempt) and two counts of Murder (Complicity).
*Jolon Marcell McCree, 22, of Cincinnati Ohio; is charged with: Murder (Attempt) and two counts of Murder (Complicity).
*Devon A. Overstreet, 26, of Cincinnati Ohio; is charged with Murder (Attempt) and two counts of Murder (Complicity).
KSP Post 9 Detective Joshua Scott is leading the investigation. He was assisted on scene by KSP Post 9 personnel and Appalachian First Response Ambulance Service.
MORE INFORMATION RELEASED ON MONDAY ABOUT THE TRIPLE PIKE COUNTY SHOOTING…
New information was released on Monday by law enforcement officials that has painted a picture of the pursuit and arrest of three Cincinnati men charged in the Pike County double murder and one attempted murder.
Jolon Marcell McCree, Joshua Orlando Pack Jr., and Devon A. Overstreet, were arrested Friday afternoon. They are charged with the murders of Jacob Adair and Rodney Estep, as well as the attempted murder of Chasity Adair.
Following the shooting, the three perpetrating suspects were believed to have fled the scene in a white Dodge Charger that belonged to the surviving victim, Chasity Adair.
Shortly after 3 P.M., on Friday, a Carter County Sheriff Office deputy spotted the car driving east on Interstate 64 at Grayson. The deputy attempted to pull it over, but the vehicle fled, turning first onto Route 1 and then onto Route 9, when the deputy lost sight of it.
A little over two hours later, the car was spotted by another deputy on Route 7 and it once again fled, turning onto Route 9 toward Vanceburg, in Lewis County, KY.
As the officer pursued, court records of the arrest citation stated that the vehicle repeatedly swerved into oncoming traffic, causing six vehicles, including two tractor-trailers to veer onto the shoulder to avoid a collision.
The three fleeing suspects in the stolen car finally came to a stop about five miles inside Lewis County, and the three occupants finally surrendered.
In addition to the murder and attempted murder charges in Pike County, all three men are also charged with felony first degree fleeing police in a motor vehicle and auto theft over $10,000 < $1,000,000 in Carter County.
Joshua Pack also faces a first degree drug possession charge after police found a bag of fentanyl in his pocket. And as the driver, Jolon McCree is also charged with speeding more than 26 miles per hour over the speed limit and six counts of first degree wanton endangerment.
All three alleged killing suspects are currently continuing to be held without bond in the Carter County Detention Center.