Local Woman Charged With Murder

Updated press release from Tompkinsville Police Department:  At 2:58 am, officers with the Tompkinsville Police Department were dispatched to a residence at 201 W. Carmen St., Tompkinsville, where they found Murrel Pruitt, 64, lying in the floor of the home with what appeared to be multiple stab wounds.

Soon after, Pruitt was pronounced dead by the Monroe County Coroner.

TPD Officer Ricky Shirley, who is investigating the incident, they arrested his girlfriend Joanne (Goode) Tooley, 56, also of Tompkinsville.

Tooley was transported and lodged in the Barren County Detention Center, charged with murder (domestic violence).

Officers pointed out the investigation is still ongoing at this time.


Update:   Joanne Tooley, 56, of Tompkinsville, has been arrested and lodged in the Barren County Jail in relation to the death of Murrel Pruitt, 64, of Tompkinsville.



According to an official release by the Tompkinsville Police Department, a 64 year-old man is dead after succumbing to his injuries related to a domestic violence incident.


At 2:58 a.m., the Tompkinsville Police Department received a call from the Monroe County 9-1-1 center that a domestic dispute was ongoing at a residence at 201 W. Carmen Street in Tompkinsville. Upon the arrival of TPD officer Ricky Shirley, he located a male subject inside the residence, who had apparently been stabbed several times. The subject died from his injuries received in the incident, according to the report.

One adult female was taken into custody from the residence.

The investigation is still ongoing by Shirley and further information will be released as it becomes available.

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