Williamsburg man charged in slaying

WILLIAMSBURG — Kentucky State Police have arrested a Williamsburg man in connection with a shooting death last week in Whitley County.

James Anderson, 33, was charged with murder and lodged Monday night in the Whitley County jail, according to jail officials. They said he is charged in the shooting death of Larry D. Jones, 35, of Williamsburg.

Shortly after 2:30 a.m. Friday, the state police post in London received a report of a man lying in a ditch alongside Cain Gap Road 7 miles east of Williamsburg.

The body was identified as that of Jones. State police said he had been shot in the head three times.

State police Detective Colan Harrell, who is leading the investigation into Jones’ death, brought Anderson to the Whitley County jail shortly before midnight Monday. State police in London would not comment on the arrest Tuesday morning.

No bond had been set for Anderson.

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