KSP continues investigation of Rigdons

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By The Staff

Last week, the Kentucky State Police conducted a search at the residences of Joey and Billy Rigdon.

KSP Public Affairs Officer Billy Gregory said they are not releasing any new information at this time although additional charges may be possible in the future. He did say the majority of the search was conducted at Joey Rigdon's house, however.

Sept. 20, William Joseph "Joey" Rigdon, his sons William Robert "Bobby" Rigdon and William David "Billy" Rigdon, and Wendy F. Rigdon were taken into custody.

Joey Ridgon, 48, of 940 Sulphur Springs Road in Lebanon was indicted on four counts of attempted murder, first-degree arson, first-degree criminal mischief and possession of a destructive/booby trap device in connection with a March 17, 2006, bombing of a trailer belonging to Gary and Wanda Walls.

Bobby Rigdon, 25, of 940 Sulphur Springs Road in Lebanon is facing a charge of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, two counts of persistent felony offender and first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Billy Ridgon, 25, of 1590 Sulphur Springs Road in Lebanon was indicted for receiving stolen property/firearm.

Wendy Rigdon, 27, of Lebanon was also arrested in the early morning hours Tuesday and charged with intimidating a participant in a legal process.

The charges against Bobby, Billy and Wendy Rigdon are not related to the Walls trailer bombing incident.

Meanwhile, the Kentucky State Police continue to seek information about Kara Rigdon, 26, of Gravel Switch. Kara Rigdon has not been seen since July 17. She is five feet, four inches tall, weighs approximately 160 pounds and has green eyes and brown hair with blond highlights.

Anyone with information about Rigdon is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police at 1 (800) 222-5555 or (270) 384-4796. KSP Detective Andy Olson is investigating.

Editor's note: An indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.