LPD investigating homicide

Monday, April 9, 2012

Lewisburg Police are investigating a homicide, which occurred on Saturday at 606 Wood Crest Street in Lewisburg.

The victim is Kay Colvett, 56, wife of Kenneth Colvett 56, both of Lewisburg. The husband is charged with one count of criminal homicide.

Colvett has been booked and is in custody at the Marshall County Jail where he is being held without bond. Officials expected that he's be facing Marshall County General Sessions Court Judge Lee Bowles on Tuesday morning.

On Easter Sunday, at approximately 3:10 p.m. Lewisburg Police patrol officers responded to the Colvett's residence located at 606 Wood Crest St. to check on he welfare of Kay Colvett as requested by concerned relatives.

At the house, police officers spoke with Kenneth Colvett. When questioned, Colvett provided information that lead officers to an outbuilding where they discovered the victim's body. Emergency medical personnel responded to the scene and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Lewisburg Police detectives and detectives from the Marshall County Sheriff's Office responded to investigate. Kenneth Colvett was transported to the Lewisburg Police Department where detectives questioned him. As a result of that questioning, and evidence gathered at the suspect's residence, Kenneth Colvett was charged with the victim's murder.

The victim appears to have died as a result of multiple stab wounds but no official cause of death was to be available until after an autopsy was conducted. That was scheduled for Monday morning at the State Medical Examiner's Office in Nashville. This investigation is ongoing and further information will be released as warranted.

Lewisburg Police appreciate the public's continued support and ask that anyone with information relating to this or any other crime to please call Crime Stoppers at (931) 359-4867 or the Lewisburg Police Criminal Investigations Division at (931) 359-3800. Crime Stoppers receives anonymous tips and pays cash rewards for information.

Additional details will be available in the Marshall County Tribune's print edition published on Wednesday when it's sent to subscribers and is available for sale at stores and from news racks in Marshall County.