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Body found at home on New Lair Road

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By The Staff

Law enforcement officials continue to investigate a death at a home at 1023 New Lair Road across from the former Blue Grass Energy grounds, which occurred Friday morning.

“We do have a body up there,” said Kentucky State Police Det. Sgt. Jeremy Murrelll. “It is complicated.”

A car fire on U.S. 27 in Bourbon County as well as an incident at the Bourbon County Jail are believed to be related to the investigation.

In a 3 p.m. statement Friday afternoon, Det. Murrell said Bass Webb, 30, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder for the incident at the Bourbon County Jail.

Murrell said it all began about 7:30 a.m. with a 911 call from the Bourbon County Jail where Webb is alleged to have struck a parked vehicle and two pedestrians.

Murrell also said that inside the New Lair Road home, they found the body of Bryia Runiewicz, whom Webb allegedly confessed to police that he had killed. Webb was on his way back to Cynthiana after the jail incident when his vehicle caught on fire. That was between Cynthiana and Paris on U.S. 27 and where Paris Police caught up to him.

The New Lair Road property is owned by the Harrison County Board of Education. The wood-framed home, which sits at the end of a lane approximately 200 yards from New Lair Road, was rented by Runiewicz, according to Harrison County Schools Asst. Superintendent D.G. Fisher.

See next week's Cynthiana Democrat for more information about this breaking story.