Morganfield doctor’s son charged after turning himself into authorities

The son of a local doctor turned himself into authorities Friday morning.

Morganfield Police Officer Chad Vos tells WMSK News 19 year old Tyler Bebout of Morganfield turned himself in at the Union County Sheriff’s Office around 8:00 Friday morning. He says the 19 year old is facing the same charges as his father, Dr. William Bebout of Morganfield, who was arrested Wednesday after police went to his home and, during a search, found equipment indicative of an indoor marijuana grow operation, along with marijuana, drug paraphernalia and dozens of firearms, all of which was seized by authorities.

Police say Tyler Bebout and his father, Dr. Bebout, both are charged with Cultivating and Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, all firearm enhanced.

An investigation began as the result of some stolen road signs from Highway 666 in Morganfield and vandalism to the Welcome sign to Union County on US 60 East near the Henderson County line that led to the execution of a search warrant at the residence of Dr. Bebout’s estranged wife, 39 year old Heather Bebout, Wednesday morning on Highway 130 North, according to Union County Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Elder. During the search of the residence, authorities reportedly found the signs along with marijuana, meth, drug paraphernalia and items consistent with trafficking meth.

According to the Deputy Elder, Heather Bebout was arrested along with her boyfriend 31 year old Daymond Duncan of Henderson and charged with Trafficking and Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Methamphetamine), Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor. Heather was also charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking Under $500 and Criminal Mischief. In addition, Deputy Elder reported all of the narcotic charges were firearm enhanced.

All of the subjects were booked into the Union County Detention Center. Dr. Bebout and his son, Tyler, were released after posting bond. Heather Bebout and Daymond Duncan are still behind bars.

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