Jury trial date set for alleged cop killer

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KNOX COUNTY, OH (WCM) — The man accused of shooting and killing a Danville police officer will face a jury in November according to court records.

Herschel R. Jones III is scheduled for jury trial on Nov. 1 on two counts of aggravated murder, among other charges, according to Knox County Court of Common Pleas records.

Jones was arrested shortly after Officer Thomas Cottrell was killed in the line of duty the evening of Jan. 17. Knox County Sheriff David Shaffer said the Knox County dispatch center received a call stating that police officers in Danville were in danger around 11:20pm.

A woman told dispatchers that her ex-boyfriend, Herschel Ray Jones, had left with weapons and was looking to kill an officer.

In addition to two counts of aggravated murder, Jones has also been charged with grand theft, tampering with evidence, assault and kidnapping. He has pleaded not guilty to all counts. If found guilty, he could be sentenced to death.What others are clicking on:

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