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Former Hartselle councilman found shot to death in home

By Staff Reports

A former Hartselle councilman was found dead in his home this past week, and his son-in-law is in the Morgan County Jail charged with his murder.

Hartselle police responded to a harassment complaint at the residence on Bonnie Dale Lane NW April 26 around 4:30 p.m. Investigators found Frank Jones, 84, dead from apparent gunshot wounds inside the home.

Jones’s son-in-law and caregiver, Herbert Thompson, Jr., 74, was arrested and charged with murder. He is in the Morgan County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond.

Jones served one term on the Hartselle City Council from 2000-2004.

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