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Hartselle senior citizen arrested for murder

Published: Apr. 27, 2022 at 10:22 AM CDT
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HARTSELLE, Ala. (WAFF) - The Hartselle Police Department arrested a 74-year-old man last night for the murder of Frank Jones, a former city council member and well-known member of the community.

On Tuesday, investigators with the Hartselle Police Department arrested Herbert Thompson Jr. for the murder of Jones, 85.

At approximately 4:38 p.m. on April 26, officers responded to a call in reference to harassment near the 2300 block of Bonnie Dale Ln. in Hartselle. Upon arrival, officers discovered Jones dead from gunshot wounds.

Officers thought of Thompson as a suspect throughout the investigation before they then arrested him for murder.

The Hartselle Police Department confirms that the two men had a father-in-law/son-in-law relationship.

Thompson is being held at the Morgan County Jail with a $100,000 bond.

More information on this story will be added as it is made available.

On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, Inv. Burgess arrested Herbert Whitney Thompson Jr., age 74, of Hartselle for Murder....

Posted by Hartselle Police Department on Wednesday, April 27, 2022

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