Man Charged in McCracken Co. Bicyclist Death to Stay in Jail Until Trial

Jul 17, 2017

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A man charged in connection with the death of a former McCracken County judge executive will remain in jail until his trial early next year.

The Paducah Sun reports a judge revoked bond for Willie G. Holsapple on Friday. Holsapple is charged with second-degree manslaughter stemming from a wreck last year.

Authorities say Holsapple was driving an SUV when he struck and killed former McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry, who was riding a bicycle. Investigators say Holsapple has vision problems and had ignored doctors' warnings he should not drive.

After the wreck, a judge suspended Holsapple's license and ordered him not to drive. He was caught driving on July 2 and was arrested July 4. Holsapple's trial is scheduled to begin Jan. 16.