HARLAN, Ky. - A former deputy has been arrested for
complicity in the 2002 slaying of a former Harlan County sheriff
who was attempting a political comeback in the Kentucky mountains.
Kentucky State Police spokesman Walt Meachum says Roger Hall of
Benham was taken into custody Monday for allegedly paying a man to
kill former Harlan County Sheriff Paul Browning Jr.
A statement from state police says Hall was charged with
complicity to murder and complicity to drug trafficking. Bail was
set at $1 million.
The 41-year-old Hall was a deputy when Browning disappeared
while campaigning for election. Browning was later found shot in
the head and burned inside his pickup truck along a mountain road.
Harlan County Circuit Court Chief Deputy Clerk Barbara Arvin
said paperwork hasn't yet been filed that shows who Hall's attorney
is. Hall was represented previously by London attorney Warren
Scoville. But Scoville said Monday afternoon that he no longer
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