Prosecutors hope to preserve evidence after deputy killed on 460
Prosecutors have asked a judge to preserve evidence in the case of a Pike County deputy killed when a sport utility vehicle crossed the center line on US-460 and hit his car head-on.
Pike County Commonwealth's Attorney Rick Bartley wants Circuit Judge Steve Combs to order that the evidence be kept safe and set guidelines on how long the defense may have to examine the vehicles involved. Reports say Bartley is also seeking an order requiring Nissan Motors to provide troopers with the software necessary to remove digital information from 47-year-old David Childers' SUV.
Bartley is prosecuting Childers on a charge of murder in the death of deputy James Thacker in January. A trial date has not been set.