Search for Livengood homicide evidence nets marijuana

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By Zach Johnson

Kentucky State Police have arrested a Liberty woman they believed may have knowledge about the early May 29 homicide of Ryan Livengood, 23, formerly of Casey County.

MacKenzie Luttrell, 20, was arrested after KSP executed a search warrant May 29 at 82 Wheeler-Woods Spur Road in Liberty. She was charged with felony first degree possession of drug unspecified, first offense, and trafficking marijuana less than 8 ounces, first offense.

Police recovered a black zip pouch containing marijuana, scales and baggies, along with a baggie containing four pills identified as hydrocodone, an iPhone 5 and a black backpack.

According to the warrant, KSP was searching for evidence related to the homicide, including firearms, live or spent shell cartridges and any other items that may lead to the discovery of evidence concerning the death of Livengood.

Police located Luttrell after receiving a 911 call that led them to believe she and another individual may have information related to the shooting.

Luttrell was booked on the drug charges on May 29 and released from Casey County Detention Center on May 30.  She has not been charged in connection with the shooting.

According to a Kentucky State Police press release, Livengood, of Stanford, was shot during an altercation that occurred in the morning of May 29 just before 1 a.m. at a Hustonville business parking lot at 66 Isaiah Lane in Moreland. Livengood was taken to Ephraim McDowell hospital in Danville where he was pronounced dead. The preliminary report of the autopsy stated that Livengood died as a result of a gunshot wound.