Couple indicted by grand jury
Published 10:05 pm Wednesday, November 4, 2009
By By Staff Reports
Two murder suspects already in custody were indicted by a grand jury last week.
Clarence Luker, 37, and Lorraine Gray, 50, of Nokomis, are charged in the shooting death of 32-year-old Kenny Porter. Both have been held in the Escambia County Correctional Facility since their arrest in September.
Gray was also indicted on charges of hindering prosecution, court officials said.
Porter was shot at approximately 7:10 p.m. on Sept. 24 during an alleged argument between Luker and Gray over a ladder leaning against the suspect’s travel trailer on Nathan Road, according to deputies at the scene. He was transferred to Atmore Community Hospital and later airlifted to USA Medical Center in Mobile where he was pronounced dead following surgery at 9:20 p.m.
After the shooting, Luker and Gray returned to the scene of the crime, deputies said. Gray was taken into custody but Luker tried to flee and was apprehended about an hour later.
Escambia County Sheriff Grover Smith said both Luker and Gray admitted shooting Porter during an earlier investigation.