The Fort Campbell soldier accused of murdering his wife on post Friday night before leading police on a high speed chase into Georgia and then shooting himself has died.
Post officials say 22-year old Rico Rawls died from his self-inflicted injuries Monday afternoon.
Military police found his wife, Jessica Rawls, dead from a gunshot wound Friday night on post. Police in Hamilton County, Tennessee began a high speed chase that ended with Rico Rawls shooting himself on Interstate 75 in Georgia.
Rawls was with the 5th Special Forces, had been at Fort Campbell since January of 2010 and was twice deployed to Iraq.
Woods' home photo courtesy of Lowes contest page
A local man has won a Lowes 100-thousand dollar home makeover sweepstakes.
One of four winners of the Facebook contest is William Woods of Christian County. Woods is a Fort Campbell soldier and was among the top vote-getters in the country in a contest where entrants made their case as to why they should receive a home makeover from the home improvement store giant.
Woods wrote in his entry that he and his wife moved into a 175-year old “fixer-upper” home a few years ago and that necessary projects often go unfinished before he has to be deployed again.
Woods was selected as one of ten random finalists last month and the public put him over the top as a winner. Woods’ wife, Karri, says in a Facebook post that the couple will make the house their forever home when he retires.
Here is a photo of the man who allegedly robbed the North Main St. Kangaroo Mart in Hopkinsville Monday night.
Call the Crime Stoppers Tipsline at 887-TIPS if you know who he is.
The Trigg County Sheriff’s Office charged three Cadiz residents with charges pending on a 4th suspect for failing to report a child abuse claim from August.
The sheriff’s office charged Danny Wayne Stewart and Rebecca Lynn Ryan both of Virginia Circle, Cadiz and Anna Sharp of South Road Cadiz for failure to report a child abuse incident that allegedly occurred on August 18th, involving a 17-month old child, who suffered head injuries and burns to the head and hands.
Kentucky State Police and local law enforcement continue to investigate the escape of an inmate of the McCracken County Jail.
20-year old William C. Murrell was last seen today 2:20 PM at his work detail in the area of North 13th and H.C. Mathis Drive in Paducah and police believe he left the area on foot.
State Police say Murrell’s green jail jumpsuit was located a short distance from the work detail and is described as an African American male, who weighs approximately 152 pounds and stands approximately 5’10 tall and was serving time for theft and drug charges.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of William Murrell is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police, Post 1 at 270-856-3721.