Man Is Charged With Murder After Hit & Run

By: Heather Haley
By: Heather Haley

Police are calling it a hit and run and neighbors say it's a terrible loss.

Friends say Gene Thompson was a wonderful man and they are all going to miss him, but they are not the only ones mourning his loss.

"He's a good fellow, got 4 kids, nothing but a good dad, didn't bother nobody and would help anybody do anything," Avery Lowe said.

Police say Tommy Shepard who also lived in the same area was driving down 1210 when he hit Thompson's small motorcycle in the rear.

Shepard continued to drive with the bike lodged under the front of his S.U.V.

"He got run over by a so called friend," Lowe said.

Police say Shepard drove from the scene of the accident and is now being charged with murder.

"There's a lot of upset people over this, you know the way they left him

Shepard is being held at the Floyd County Detention Center.

"We're all going to miss him and his family needs any help possible, any donations, anything that will help," Shanna Ousley said.

Friends and co-workers are going to set up a bank account to take donations for the family.

Gene Thompson's body has been sent to Frankfort for an autopsy and the incident is still under investigation by state police.


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