Breaking News Bar

Coulterville man charged with first degree murder

 
Posted on 11/10/2014, 9:00 AM

On Friday Nov. 7, 2014 at approximately 2 p.m., the Perry County Sheriff"s Department received a 911 call in reference to a shooting near Coulterville, in the far northwest corner of Perry County.

Perry County deputies and Pinckneyville Ambulance Service responded to a residence on Goldeneye Road near Coulterville.

A 51-year-old-male subject, identified by several sources as a man by the name of Jeff Harris, was found deceased in his vehicle, the result of an apparent gunshot wound.

Another male subject at the scene was arrested and transported to the Perry County Jail.

William Farnsworth, 61, of Coulterville, was charged with one count of first degree murder. Farnsworth was incarcerated in the Perry County Jail without bond.

The name of the victim is being withheld until proper notification of family.

The Du Quoin and Pinckneyville police are assisting the Perry County Sheriff"s Office and coroner"s office in the investigation.

 
 
Search Carbondale Times