Officials to Discuss Developments in Killing of Ohio Officer

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MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) – Prosecutors say they plan to discuss developments in the case of an Ohio village police officer gunned down earlier this month.

The Knox County Prosecutor’s Office is planning a news conference Monday in Mount Vernon, about 50 miles northeast of Columbus, to talk about the incident.

Thirty-four-year-old Officer Thomas Cottrell’s body was found behind the village municipal building in Danville late on Jan. 17. He’d been shot in the head.

A suspect, 32-year-old Herschel Ray Jones, is expected to be charged. About 10 minutes before Cottrell’s body was discovered, Jones’ ex-girlfriend called police to say Jones was armed and left her house “looking to kill a cop.”