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Guilty verdict announced for Taylor County man charged with complicity to murder

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William Rigdon (Image Source: Casey County Jail) William Rigdon (Image Source: Casey County Jail)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A guilty verdict was announced Monday for a Taylor County man charged with complicity to murder, according to a news release from the Office of Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway.

After reaching a guilty verdict last week, a Warren County Circuit Court jury has recommended William Robert “Bobby” Rigdon, 30, serve 38 years in prison for the murder of Wendell "Gleason" Pyles. Authorities say Rigdon was a member of the Frankfort chapter of the Iron Horsemen Motorcycle Club.

Kentucky State Police arrested Rigdon in October 2012 after officials investigated Pyles' death.

Pyles was shot and killed in September 2012 while working at the Tarter Gate Company in Dunnville, Kentucky, according to officials.

Prosecutors say Rigdon shot Pyles because on an order from Iron Horsemen chapter president David Salyers. 

Salyers was tried in January of 2014 for Pyles' murder. Salyers was convicted and sentenced to a term of 20 years in prison.

The trial was moved in early March to Warren County from Casey County because of pre-trial publicity. 

Rigdon is scheduled to be formally sentenced on November 6 in Casey County Circuit Court.

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