TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Murder in Adair County
Date of News Release: 06/08/2011
(Albany, Ky.) -- At 5:52 P.M. C.S.T. Post 15 received a call to respond to 5941 Russell Springs Road in Eastern Adair County. Upon arrival troopers discovered 61 year old Michael Cowan of Columbia with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that Cowan had also been ran over with a vehicle prior to the shooting. Cowan was pronounced dead at the scene by the Adair County Coroner's Office.
Troopers arrested 43 year old Jeffery D. Mcgaha of Columbia who had abandoned his vehicle and left on foot a short distance from the scene. Mcgaha was charged with 1st degree murder and lodged in the Adair County Jail. The investigation is ongoing by Detective Russell Decker.