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Charges Filed in Homicide Investigation


James PrideJames Pride

The Lawrence County Prosecutor has filed charges in a homicide investigation in Lawrence County. 

40 Year old James Pride of Marionville has been charged with 2nd Degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action as a result of a homicide investigation that started when deputies were called to a residence north of Marionville regarding a deceased female on Sunday May 24, 2020 at approximately 1:30 p.m.

Deputies arrived on scene and located the female in a vehicle on the property.  Pride was also located on the property and taken into custody without incident.

The female has not yet been identified as the Sheriff's Office is trying to locate family members.

An autopsy has been scheduled for this afternoon to determine the cause of death.

Pride is currently being held at the Lawrence County Jail on no bond pending his first court appearance.