KSP investigates death of Carrollton man, 50

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By Sharon Graves

The Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of Ronald Dean Tingle, 50, after he was found unconscious and unresponsive Friday, Nov. 21.

The first call was received at Carroll County Dispatch at 10:26 p.m., according to records; and EMS personnel and Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy J.T. Shaw were sent to the home of Matt Vories on  State Hwy. 36 East. A second ambulance was dispatched less than a minute later.

KSP Trooper Brady Lineman also answered the call and is in charge of the investigation, Shaw said. Lineman was unavailable for comment on the case before press time on Tuesday.

Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite pronounced Tingle dead  about 11 p.m. Tingle’s body was transported to an independent medical examiner’s office in Louisville, Ky., for an autopsy and a toxicology screen. Neither report will be available for at least  three weeks, Wilhoite said.

“There were no obvious signs of foul play and this is an open inves

investigation by KSP at this time,” Wilhoite said.

Shaw said the Owen County canine unit was called to the scene to determine if drugs were involved. That report was not available by press time.

Meanwhile, the homeowner, Vories, was arrested later that night on an unrelated charged of driving with a suspended license. He was lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center.

Tingle’s last-known address was an apartment over D.J.’s Tavern on Court Street, Carrollton, according to a criminal complaint filed against Tingle on Sept. 23. The records show Tingle was charged with disorderly conduct at the time.