Carroll County Detention Center
Rufus Shearer
Owenton police officer arrested, charged with rape

An Owenton police officer was arrested earlier today and charged with first-degree rape and incest.
Rufus Shearer, 59, was booked at the Carroll County Detention Center just before 1 p.m. Shearer is a police officer with the City of Owenton.
Owenton Police Chief Terry Gentry declined to comment on the charges or the investigation, but said Shearer turned himself in to Owenton police.
"He came in on his own free will and surrendered his firearm, badge and cruiser," Gentry said.