Wadlington would have turned 19th, Wednesday, but was killed July 26, while attending a party at Thomason's Banquet Hall in Henderson, Kentucky.
Paige Bennett, 8, of Robards, Ky., holds on for dear life as her goat Tinley sprints towards the goat race finish line and Josh Emerson, back left, cheers them on at the Henderson County Fairgrounds in Henderson, Ky., Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
The homeowners walked around the house but did not find anyone inside, and went back to bed. When deputies interviewed Ricketts later, he reportedly told them he was walking around and looking for his girlfriend Monday night when he heard “voices” that led him to Laubscher Road and into the lake.“Ricketts said he swam for several hours and then went and sat on the patio chairs,” deputies wrote in a probable cause affidavit.
He allegedly opened the doggie door into the house several times, saying he heard the dogs barking and saw them walking in and out of the door.
The couple left the house to drive down the street.
Ricketts was booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail shortly after a.m. Police reports show the Sheriff’s Office is investigating the case as a residential entry.