A Richmond man reportedly turned himself in Sunday in connection with a pair of 2002 Lincoln County murders.

Jamarkos Travase Campbell, 23, of Orange Street, was driven Sunday by an immediate family member to the Richmond Kentucky State Police Post 7 to turn himself in to authorities in connection with the murders of Ryan Shangraw and Bo Upton, the relative told the Richmond Register on Wednesday.

KSP Officials sent out a press release earlier this week stating that an arrest of one suspect had been made in connection with the Feb. 1, 2002, murders. However, it states the investigation is ongoing and no further details would be released at the time. It also indicated that more arrests were expected.

KSP Post Commander Eddie Johnson said he could not confirm Wednesday that Campbell was the man taken into custody.

“Again, what I can tell you is that we will not release any information because it is an ongoing investigation, and also, because it was under a juvenile petition that the arrest was made,” Johnson said. “As far as any other information, we are not releasing anything because we are trying to solve the case. That will change when we have the case where we can release that.”

Campbell would have been 17 at the time of the murders.

According to the Post 7 Cold Cases Web site, Harold “Bo” Upton III, 18, and Ryan Keith Shangraw, 20, both of Stanford, were found shot to death at about 10:30 p.m. at a mobile home on Hubble Road. The report states that the residence is about four miles north of Stanford in Lincoln County.

WLEX-TV in Lexington also reported that the gunman allegedly left 13 bullet holes in the mobile home when Upton and Shangraw were shot. Upton’s mother offered a $25,000 reward for information in the case and while police followed hundreds of leads, they were unable to gather enough evidence to arrest a suspect, the TV station reported.

The case had been cold for six years until Campbell turned himself in Sunday. It is not clear how Campbell may have been involved or if he just has information about the murders.

The family member who confirmed that it was Campbell who is lodged in the Lincoln County Detention Center in connection with the crime said they were unsure what Campbell knew about the case. They declined to comment any further.

When asked, Lincoln County Detention Center officials would not say if Campbell was lodged there or if a juvenile was brought there Sunday in connection with the murders.

Campbell is scheduled to appear May 15 in Madison Circuit Court to be sentenced in a 2007 case in which he is charged with first-degree promoting contraband in the Madison County Jail after being arrested for possession of cocaine.

He was convicted in 2006 and 2004 on possession of cocaine charges, court documents state.

Campbell also was at the heart of a 2004 Human Rights Commission investigation which looked into police conduct after two citizens complained of excessive force and racial profiling on Orange Street.

Campbell, who is black, was arrested during the incident and charged with disorderly conduct. As a result of the investigation, Richmond Police and Richmond citizens signed a memorandum of agreement about use of force, police community relations and other issues. The charges against him later were dismissed.

The Danville Advocate-Messenger also contributed to this story.

Kelly Foreman can be reached at kforeman@richmondregister.com or 624-6694.

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