TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Man charged with Murder in Russell County Shooting
Date of News Release: 04/27/2012
(Russell Springs, Ky.) – KSP personnel are currently investigating a shooting incident that occurred on Branch View Lane in Russell Springs this morning. Russell County dispatch notified Post 15 at 8:07 AM CST that they received a call in reference to a shooting. The investigation revealed that a verbal argument between 43-year-old Daniel Shane Popplewell and 45-year-old Charles P. Farmer, both of Russell Springs, escalated into a physical altercation that led to Charles P. Farmer shooting Popplewell inside Farmer's residence. Popplewell died as a result of his injuries. Farmer was arrested, charged with Murder and lodged in the Russell County Jail. The case will be presented to the Russell County Grand Jury at a time to be determined by the Commonwealth Attorney's office. Detective Mike Dubree is investigating.