Two suspects plead not guilty in Bracken Co. murder

Bracken County murder suspects in court

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Two of three suspects charged with murder in connection with the death of an Augusta, KY man pleaded not guilty in a Bracken County courtroom Tuesday morning.

Dagoberto Ramos, 32, from Seaman, OH, and Arica Woodruff, 29, from Maysville, KY, appeared before the judge.

Court officials tell FOX19 NOW that Nelson Ramos, 27, was picked up in Ohio and has not waived extradition.

The body of James Lyndon Gordley, 59, was discovered last Friday inside a mobile home in the 500 block of E. 2nd Street in Augusta.

Officers had been called to the area to follow up on a report of a dog loose in a trailer park.

They located Gordley’s body as they tried to find the dog’s owner.

James Lyndon Gordley, 59
James Lyndon Gordley, 59 (Provided by family)

Kentucky State Police detectives determined Gordley had been murdered.

Gordley’s daughter tells FOX19 that Arica Woodruff and James Gordley had been dating and recently broke up. She claims Woodruff was determined to hurt Gordley after they broke up.

“She took most of her clothes. He gave back most of her belongings. He just took her stuff to her the week..that week she did it.” said Clarissa Woodruff.

Kentucky State Police say all three played some sort of a role, but have not released a motive.

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