Man Charged in Death of Group Home Resident Jailed

A man charged in the death of a resident of the central Kentucky group home where he worked has turned himself in and is being held in jail.

Police say 21-year-old Tyler Brock is charged in the June 12 death of 35-year-old Shawn Akridge, who was beaten and kicked at the home for intellectually disabled adults near Paint Lick in Garrard County.

Brock, who is charged with murder and knowingly abusing an adult, is being held on $500,000 bond in the Lincoln County Detention Center, WLEX-TV reported.

The home, operated by Brentwood, Tenn.-based Community Ties of America, housed three residents but has since closed.

Police said Brock initially told police that another resident in the home choked Akridge. The other resident was charged but the charge was dropped after an autopsy revealed Akridge died of internal bleeding and not strangulation.