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Update - Monroe County Homicide Investigation and Arrest

Date of News Release: 07/10/2013

(Tompkinsville, Ky.) -- The preliminary autopsy results indicate that 53-year-old Roger G. Mansfield died as a result of multiple chop and incised wounds to the head sustained during an assault. The final autopsy report, including toxicology results, will not be available for several weeks. The accused, Kassey Russell, was initially arrested last night on a Monroe County Indictment warrant that charged him with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd Degree and Persistent Felony Offender 1st Degree. Russell is lodged in the Monroe County Jail. The case remains under investigation.

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Monroe County Homicide Investigation and Arrest

Date of News Release: 07/10/2013

(Tompkinsville, Ky.) -- 25-year-old Kassey Russell of Fountain Run was arrested on Tuesday night at 11:47 PM CST in the limits of Bowling Green at Kentucky State Police Post 3. Russell was charged with the Murder of 53-year-old Roger G. Mansfield of Cherry Street, Fountain Run, KY. Detectives developed information throughout the course of the day that led them to Russell who was found at a local hotel in Bowling Green. KSP personnel from Post 3 initially arrested Russell on an unrelated warrant prior to charging him with the murder. An autopsy has been scheduled for Wednesday at the State Medical Examiner's office in Louisville to determine the exact cause of death. Detective Bradley Stotts is investigating. Fountain Run Police Chief Harlod Brown also assisted.

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Monroe County Homicide Investigation

Date of News Release: 07/09/2013

(Tompkinsville, Ky.) -- Troopers and Detectives from Post 15 are currently investigating the death of a man found at a residence in the limits of Fountain Run. Post 15 received a call this (07/09/13) morning shortly after 10:00 AM CST from the Fountain Run Police Department who had responded to a residence in reference to a welfare check and found a deceased male. KSP Personnel from Post 3 in Bowling Green are also assisting. If anyone has any information regarding this investigation, please contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555 or via email by visiting or text-a-tip by texting 67283.

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