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Posted: Thursday, 05 September 2013 2:00PM

Seth Hooks Charged In 2008 Choat Murder

Charges have now been filed against a Cadiz native in connection with the March 2008 murder of Trigg County resident Harvey Choat, who was found shot to death, at his home on New Hope Road. An arrest warrant was served on Seth Hooks, of Owensboro, formerly of Cadiz, at the Daviess County Jail, in Owensboro Thursday charging him with Capitol Murder and 1st Degree Robbery.

Choat's sister Glenda Herndon spoke with the News Edge about the news of arrest warrants being served for the murder of her brother.

She says it has been a very long process getting to this point.

Herndon attributes the resolution in this case to the hard work of Trigg County Sheriff Ray Burnam.

The arrest warrant for the 28-year old Hooks was obtained by Detective Steve Silfies of the Kentucky State Police, and served by the Owensboro Police Department. 

Hooks was arrested earlier this week by Owensboro Police in connection with the armed robbery of U.S. Bank, on Carter Road. Reports say Hooks was found in a minivan on a public parking lot and, after an investigation, was charged in connection to the robbery. He reportedly brandished a handgun and fired a single round before fleeing on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

He was charged with 10 counts of Wanton Endangerment, 1st Degree Robbery, Attempted Murder, 1st Degree Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, 1st Degree Burglary, and Carrying a Concealed Weapon.

Many will remember Hooks as the man who pulled 4-year old Hunter Braxton Wiseman from a burning car in December 2006 on Old US 68 after the car he was riding in rolled down an embankment and caught fire following a head-on collision.

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