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The Claiborne Progress reports
The Claiborne Grand Jury handed down a true bill last week on Hank Austin Williams, 47, for the alleged Aug. 7 murder of his neighbor, 53-year-old Zachary Scott Dick.
The incident allegedly centered on a property dispute between the two Speedwell men, according to initial reports from Claiborne Sheriff David Ray.
Deputy sheriff Jacob Engle, who was dispatched to the scene, stated in his Incident Report that he was told by the suspect’s brother-in-law that the Winchester 12-gauge shotgun allegedly used during the shooting was located in the driver seat of his truck.
Engle then spoke with the suspect’s wife, who allegedly told the deputy that her husband’s mother had been “giving them problems over some property that was located in-between their houses.”
Williams was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Claiborne County Jail, where he was initially charged with criminal homicide. He is currently incarcerated under a $1 million secured bond.
The Harlan Daily Enterprise reports
A Loyall man was sentenced to 15 years in prison in Harlan Circuit Court on Friday.
Robert A. Marlowe, 33, appeared for trial with his attorney Chris Miniard in front of Harlan Circuit Judge Kent Hendrickson on Friday. Commonwealth’s Attorney Parker Boggs and Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Jonathon Lee handled the case for the state.
According to the final judgment order, Marlowe was set for trial on three separate indictments on Friday. Before a trial got underway, Miniard advised the court Marlowe wished to change his plea and accept the state’s earlier offer on the three indictments. Because Marlowe was already a state inmate serving a sentence for a November felony conviction, he further requested sentencing take place immediately. Marlowe waived presentation and review of an updated pre-sentence investigation report, which the court ordered to be prepared and forwarded to the proper authorities.
The Pineville City Council met for the September meeting last night at city Hall. Some items on the agenda were tabled due to Main Street Director Jacob Roan wasn’t available to attend due to sickness. Councilwoman Pat Bingham requested the city to support teachers with a resolution on the retirement issue. The meeting will be replayed tonight at 10 pm on MCTV 22 and digital 22.103.
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