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KSP investigating shooting in St. Francis

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By The Staff

A 26-year-old Nelson County man is listed in stable condition following a shooting incident Monday afternoon in St. Francis, according to the Kentucky State Police.

Around 4 p.m. May 10, the state police received a report of shots fired in the 1100 block of St. Francis Road (KY 527).

Michael Chad Greenwell later called Nelson County dispatch to report that he was at his home in New Hope and that he had been shot. Greenwell was transported to the New Hope Fire Department where he was airlifted to U of L, according to Gregory.

The Marion County and Nelson County Sheriff's Offices also responded Monday evening

After the Enterprise went to press, the state police released further information.

Douglas J. Hutchins, 47, of St. Francis has been described by the state police as a suspect in the shooting investigation. During the investigation, the police found miscellaneous drugs and paraphernalia on Hutchins' property.

Hutchins has been arrested on charges of second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance first offense, third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance first offense, prescription drugs not in a proper container, cultivating marijuana over five plants, trafficking in marijuana over eight ounces and first-degree possession of drug paraphernalia.

During the course of the shooting investigation, miscellaneous drugs and paraphernalia were discovered at Hutchins residence which led to his arrest.  Hutchins is a suspect in the shooting that will be presented to the Marion County Grand Jury at a later date.

The Nelson County Sheriff's Office told The Kentucky Standard that marijuana was also found at Greenwell's residence.