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Arrest of Murder Suspect of Fatal Hit and Run in Monroe County

Date of News Release: 09/06/2006

(Columbia, KY) - Troopers from the Kentucky State Police Post at Columbia apprehended David W. Mills for murder and leaving the scene of an accident.

On Sunday, September 3rd at approximately 2:30am David Huff, age 39, of Tompkinsville was killed in a motor vehicle accident in the limits of Tompkinsville. Mr. Huff was operating a 2002 Chevy Cavalier northbound on Mill Creek Road when he was struck head-on by another vehicle. Immediately after the impact the driver of the southbound vehicle fled the scene.

After an investigation by Troopers Mike Dubree and Ricky Brooks warrants were obtained for David W. Mills of Winchester, Indiana charging him with murder and leaving the scene of an accident. Mills was located at a residence in the limits of Tompkinsville where he was arrested without incident. He was lodged in the Monroe County Jail.

The Kentucky State Police was assisted in the investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office and the Tompkinsville Police Department.

The investigation is continuing.

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