Man found guilty of manslaughter after fatal storage unit

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — A jury has recommended that a western Kentucky man spend 7 ½ years in prison for fatally shooting a man he said was stealing from his storage unit.

The Paducah Sun ( ) reports that a McCracken County jury on Monday found 49-year-old Jeffrey Conrad guilty of second-degree manslaughter in connection with the June shooting death of 31-year-old Garlon Casey Cox at a Reidland storage facility.

Authorities said Conrad caught Cox and 36-year-old Brandon York, both of Benton, stealing items from his storage unit.

Conrad says he ordered the men to freeze, but Cox ran into his truck and started backing up in the direction of Conrad’s female friend. Conrad says he then fired at the truck, fatally wounding Cox.

Conrad, who had initially been charged with murder, is scheduled to be sentenced in May.


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