Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office: Suspect in Earlington shooting turns himself in


EARLINGTON, Ky. (WEHT)- The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office says Dennis Stone, the suspect in a shooting at an Earlington gas station Friday, turned himself in to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department early Saturday morning.

The shooting claimed the life of Nichole Merrell, 30, and injured a child. Stone faces charges of murder, assault, and wanton endangerment. The Hopkins County Sheriff’s office will begin the process of extraditing Stone from Tennessee.

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(This story was originally published on Aug. 15, 2020)


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