David Frymire


Black Lives Matter movements and demonstrations in opposition to systemic racism swept across the nation most of this year, and the small town of Murray, Kentucky joined in the conversation. Multiple protests centered around the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, but also a Confederate monument which still stands in a prominent location in the downtown court square. As a result of the demonstrations, two locals face charges: Linda Arakelyan, a woman who’s charged with false reporting, and David Frymire, a man who’s charged with spraying protesters with mace. Both appeared in court this week.

Calloway County Jail

A Murray man charged with assaulting protesters last month pleaded not guilty to the charges against him during his arraignment in Calloway Circuit Court on Tuesday, July 7.