A former Blount County man arrested Thursday in the slaying of a Kentucky woman is being held on $500,000 bond pending a court appearance next week.
Bradley McMahan, 34, faces a charge of murder in the slaying of Eubank, Ky., resident Johnnie Faye Davis. He is being held in the Pulaski County Detention Center in Somerset, Ky., on $500,000 bond pending a 9 a.m. Nov. 7 hearing in Pulaski County District Court.
McMahan is accused of killing the 59-year-old Davis, who is the mother of McMahan’s ex-girlfriend. His ex-girlfriend still resides in Blount County, authorities said.
The Pulaski County Major Crimes Task Force has been investigating since Davis was found dead inside her home early Thursday morning, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office said.
Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Jeff Hancock told The Daily Times that McMahan’s arrest Thursday afternoon came while authorities were acting on a tip as to his possible whereabouts.
Police made the arrest “without incident,” Hancock said.
Authorities said an autopsy on Davis’ body was scheduled for Friday morning. A cause of death has not been released.
The Blount County Sheriff’s Office is assisting in the investigation.
McMahan is also wanted in Blount County on warrants charging him with violating an order of protection, failure to appear in court and theft. The theft charge stems from the recent theft of a credit or debit card, according to police and court records.
While McMahan’s current address was not immediately clear, Pulaski County Detention Center records list him as residing in Blount County.
Blount County General Sessions Court records show McMahan was arrested Oct. 17 on a charge of domestic assault. His address at the time was listed as McCosh Road, Louisville.