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Murder Investigation in Whitley County

Date of News Release: 06/24/2008

(London, KY) - On Tuesday June 24, 2008 at approximately 2:23 PM Det. Colan Harrell arrested James W. Anderson, 39 years of age, of Tackett Creek in Whitley County. This arrest comes one day after the arrest of James A. Anderson, 33 years of age, also of Whitley County and the brother of James W Anderson. The brothers are charged in the murder of Larry D. Jones, age 35, of 87 King Mountain Spur in Williamsburg.

Larry D. Jones was found by Kentucky State Police in the roadway on Cain Gap Road fourteen and one half miles East of Williamsburg on Friday June 20, 2008 at 2:36 AM. Mr. Jones was found to have three gunshot wounds to the head.

Det. Harrell and Lt. Wayne Bird, of the Williamsburg Police Department, on Monday June 23, 2008 made the first arrest at approximately 10:00 PM. James A. Anderson called to meet Det. Harrell at the Mt. Ash Baptist Church. Mr. Anderson was taken into custody without incident and lodged in the Whitley County Jail.

The arrest of James W. Anderson was made when Det. Harrell was contacted that Mr. Anderson wanted to turn himself in. He was arrested at his home on Tackett Creek seven miles South of Williamsburg without incident and lodged in the Whitley County Jail. Lt. Wayne Bird of the Williamsburg Police Department assisted Det. Harrell in the arrest.

No further information is available at this time, but will be released, as it becomes available.

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