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Bond now $1 million for man accused of killing woman and shooting toddler

Updated: Aug. 21, 2020 at 4:04 PM EDT
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HOPKINS CO., Ky. (WFIE) - We have a 14 News update on the Hopkins County man who turned himself in to authorities in Tennessee.

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Sheriff Matt Sanderson said Dennis Stone waived extradition Tuesday morning.

On Friday morning, the Hopkins County Jail website showed that Stone has returned to the county and is booked in jail.

Stone was in arraigned and is due back in court Aug. 28

The judge raised his bond from $500,000 to $1 Million.

Stone is accused of shooting and killing 30-year-old Nicole Merrell in Earlington. Deputies say he also shot a toddler-aged child.

We’re told the child is out of the hospital and is recovering with family.

Dennis Stone.
Dennis Stone.(Hopkins County Jail)

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