TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Body of Missing Monroe County Man Found - One Arrested
Date of News Release: 08/01/2013
(Tompkinsville, KY) – At approximately 10:55am, the Kentucky State Police, Post 15 received a call from Tompkinsville Police Department reference a body had been found near the intersection of M.O. Lane and Richards Dr in the city limits of Tompkinsville. Upon arrival KSP detectives found the body of a white male in an overgrown field. The male subject was identified as Mark A. Proffitt of Tompkinsville who had been reported as missing on Saturday July 27. Mr. Proffitt was pronounced deceased by the Monroe County Coroner. The cause of death is to be deteremined. An autopsy is scheduled to be performed at the State Medical Examiner's office. Det. Jamie Richard is investigating the death. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555 or by calling 911.
On August 1, 2013, at approximately 3:00 p.m. CST KSP Post 15 Columbia arrested Joseph Tooley, age 32, of Tompkinsville. Tooley was arrested and charged with Assault 4th Degree in reference to an incident involving Mark Proffit which occurred 07/26/13. Tooley was lodged in the Monroe County Jail. Pending autopsy results additional charges may follow. This case remains under investigation.
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Monroe County Missing Person
Date of News Release: 07/29/2013
(Tompkinsville, KY.) – The Kentucky State Police are attempting to locate 45-year-old Mark Allen Proffitt of 1342 Center Point Road, Tompkinsville, KY. Proffitt is a 6'0", 180 pound, white male with brown eyes, balding with brown hair and light skin. He was last seen on MO Lane in Tompkinsville on Friday night, July 26 around midnight. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555 or by calling 911. You may also use the Kentucky State Police text-a-tip by texting 67283. Tpr. Logan Richardson is investigating.