Body Found in Hopkins County Leads to Arrest

Published 05/10 2014 08:20AM

Updated 05/10 2014 05:29PM

Norman Barassi (Hopkins County Jail)
Norman Barassi (Hopkins County Jail)
Authorities in Hopkins find the body of a man missing since last weekend and arrest another in connection with his death.

Hopkins County Sheriff's Deputies say they found the body of Phillip Phelps, 24, in a pond near Nebo Friday afternoon.  He's been reported missing since Sunday.  Deputies arrested Norman Barrasi, 50, of Madisonville and charged him with murder.  Madisonville Police, KSP, and the Commonwealth Attorney's Office assisted in the investigation.  

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