Pike County Death Investigation UPDATE

Regina, KY — Names have been released regarding a death investigation opened by the Kentucky State Police at the Pikeville Post. 41-year-old Michael Yates of Regina has been arrested and charged with the murder in the death of 74-year-old Charles Albert Ratliff of Elkhorn City. Around 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, Troopers responded to a residence on U.S 460 in the Regina community of Pike County to find Ratliff had been stabbed. Ratliff was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Pike County Coroner’s Office. An autopsy is scheduled for Ratliff in Frankfort. Post 9 personnel continue to investigate.

                                                                       Michael Yates