The man who police say fired on a woman in a restaurant parking lot in Princeton earlier this week has been formerly charged with murder. 31 year old Jason S. Perry of Princeton was in Gibson Circuit Court Thursday to hear formal charges against him. He's accused of killing Jesica Tice in the Los Aztecas parking lot Wednesday just after noon. Reports indicate Tice was taking her 13 year old son to a celebratory lunch following his 8th grade graduation, and met the child's father in the parking lot where the shooting occurred. Officials say the altercation started earlier in the day at the graduation ceremony.
A Princeton man wanted on child molestation charges is arrested in Arkansas. Gibson County Sheriff's Deputies say 24 year old Jeffery A. Pannell was a suspect in two separate cases in Gibson County and was wanted for charges ranging from child molestation to felony criminal confinement. Pannell has since been transported to the Gibson County Jail and is being held on a $17,000 bond.
Shots fired in the parking lot of the Los Aztecas Mexican Restaurant in Princeton leads to a woman dead - and a man in custody. 31 year old Jason S. Perry has been booked on a preliminary charge of murder following the death of a woman in the restaurant parking lot Wednesday afternoon. Gibson County Central Dispatch received a 911 call just after noon Wednesday about the the incident, and Princeton City, State Police, and Gibson County Sheriff's Deputies all responded - eventually chasing a man later identified as Perry towards the northeast - first in a truck and then on foot near the Gibson County Fairgrounds. Police believe Perry fired the shots at the woman as she walked from the restaurant with her 13 year old son, who had just graduated from 8th grade, and the Clarion reports the suspect has a pending misdemeanor charge of domestic battery, and was free on bond from that case - but did not have a restraining order against him. The victim has not been identified, and Gibson County Coroner Barrett Doyle advises there will be an autopsy today.
Officials putting together the Gibson County Fair this summer have three new events planned. Tuesday, July 9th in front of the grandstand fairgoers will see Dirt Drag Racing. Saturday the 13th local teams will show off their farm-hand skills in the Barnyard Olympics. In front of the grandstand on the final night of the fair lawn mower racers from all over the country will be in front of the grandstand on the dirt track competing at speeds up to 70 miles per hour.