A man indicted for murder in Bell County was extradited back to Kentucky Friday after being stopped in New Tazewell, Tennessee, for driving on a revoked license.
Cameron Dale Powell, 24, of New Tazewell was scheduled to appear in court for arraignment on Nov. 18, but failed to show. Judge Robert Costanzo issued a bench warrant for his arrest.
The murder charge is in reference to a fatal wreck that occurred just after 11 a.m. on Aug. 15, 2015. Kentucky State Troopers investigated that fatality on KY 186 in Middlesboro that killed 42-year-old Scotty Shackleford.
The troopers said a Dodge Dakota, driven by Powell, was traveling east on Ky 186 when he allegedly struck the ATV that was also traveling east driven by Shackleford.
Shackleford, of Middlesboro, was pronounced dead at the scene. Powell was airlifted to the University of Tennessee for his injuries.
According to WRIL on Friday, Shackleford’s widow Bonnie contacted WRIL telling them that she received a call that Cameron Powell was seen getting arrested in Claiborne County. She told WRIL that she then contacted the Judicial Center in Pineville to let them know he had been apprehended. She said they informed her that District Attorney Karen Greene Blondell had signed the extradition warrant.
Powell was then transported back to Kentucky and is being held in the Bell County Detention Center with no bond.
There is no specific information on his next court appearance yet, but Bonnie Shackleford told WRIL the trial is expected to start sometime in the fall of 2017.
The case was under investigation by Trooper Joey Brigmon and KSP Reconstructionist Kenny Sargent. The Bell County Rescue Squad and Bell County Volunteer Fire Department also assisted at the scene.
Some information from WRIL The Big One 106.3.