3 arrested in connection with 1989 cold case murder in Gallatin County, state police say

3 arrested in connection with 1989 cold case murder in Gallatin County, state police say
Kentucky State Police say (from left to right) Shawn F. Satchwell, Curtis Wade Sharon and Ricky H. Asher were arrested Friday in connection with the 1989 murder of Bernard "Cowboy" Hopkins (Source: Kentucky State Police)

CAMPBELLSBURG, Ky. (FOX19) - Three people have been arrested in connection with a cold case murder in Gallatin County, according to Kentucky State Police.

Bernard “Cowboy" Hopkins was found dead in his trailer outside of Warsaw, Kentucky, on March 13, 1989.

Three people were arrested Friday in connection with the murder of Bernard "Cowboy" Hopkins, according to KSP. Hopkins is pictured here on a cold case playing card released by state police. The cards featured the faces of homicide victims from unsolved cases.
Three people were arrested Friday in connection with the murder of Bernard "Cowboy" Hopkins, according to KSP. Hopkins is pictured here on a cold case playing card released by state police. The cards featured the faces of homicide victims from unsolved cases. (Source: Kentucky State Police)

Through their investigation and following up new leads, KSP detectives were able to develop persons of interest in the case.

The Gallatin County Grand Jury handed down indictments on Friday, March 20 and Curtis Wade Sharon, Shawn F. Satchwell, and Ricky H. Asher were arrested without incident state police say.

Sharon has been charged with complicity to murder and solicitation of murder and is being held at the Switzerland County Detention Center in Vevay, Indiana, according to a news release from KSP.

The release says Satchwell has been charged with murder and is being held at the Boone County Detention Center.

Asher has been charged with tampering with physical evidence and criminal facilitation to murder and is being held at the Leslie County Detention Center, according to state police.

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