Chris Cooper Managing Editor
May 15, 2014
The Timothy Claytor trial is scheduled to begin Monday, May 19 with jury selection starting at 9:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Circuit Judge Tyler Gill. The Commonwealth has charged that Claytor murdered Dale Holloway on Aug. 30, 2012, at his home.
Claytor was arrested Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, after he allegedly shot and killed 46-year-old Dale Holloway of Russellville the night before. The Logan County Sheriff’s Department was called out to Claytor’s home on T. McReynolds Road at approximately 10:22 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, in response to a disturbance involving a weapon. Upon arrival, officers discovered Holloway unresponsive in the front yard with multiple gunshot wounds.
According to the sheriff’s office, it appears that Holloway came to the home of Claytor looking for Lori White, a female associate of Holloway. It appears, says police, that some type of argument took place between Holloway and Claytor that resulted in the death of Holloway.
Commonwealth Attorney Gail Guiling took the case to the Grand Jury on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, and after presenting the evidence, Claytor was indicted on murder, which is a Class A felony and, if convicted, carries a sentence of 20 years to life in prison.
It has been confirmed by the sheriff’s office that the incident between Claytor and Holloway, resulting in Holloway’s death, was all caught on video tape. According to the sheriff’s office, Claytor had set up a video surveillance system at his residence after having some trouble with theft in the past. The camera system, which has no audio, caught the entire altercation on tape. Claytor claims he shot Holloway in self-defense.
“We are ready to proceed and we know that Dale Holloway’s family members are ready to be able to move forward with their lives,” said Guiling.