Man charged with murder in Monroe Co., KY death - News, Weather & Sports

Man charged with murder in Monroe Co., KY death

FOUNTAIN RUN, KY (WAVE) - A Monroe County man was arrested Tuesday night in Bowling Green in connection with a homicide, according to Kentucky State Police.

Kassey Russell, 25, of Fountain Run is charged with murder in the death of Roger G. Mansfield, 53, of Cherry Street in Fountain Run. Police found Mansfield's body after responding to his home shortly after 11 a.m. EST Tuesday in reference to a welfare check.

According to a KSP news release, detectives developed information throughout the course of Tuesday that led them to Russell. He was found at a Bowling Green hotel. Police initially arrested Russell on an unrelated warrant prior to charging him with murder.

An autopsy will be performed on Mansfield Wednesday at the state medical examiner's office in Louisville to determine the cause of death.

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