Man arrested on murder charges in Providence
PROVIDENCE, Ky. (WFIE) - The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office reports that a man was murdered in Providence on Friday night.
According to a press release, officials say the man, later identified as 19-year-old Lonnell Holloway, was found dead on the 1700 block of Barnhill Road.
Authorities say deputies and the Hopkins County Coroner noticed inconsistencies in the statements of the other adults on scene and contacted detectives to investigate Holloway’s death.
Officials say during the investigation, detectives determined Holloway died from gunshot wounds.
Authorities say during their investigation it was determined that 20-year-old Christopher Rideout was responsible for the shooting death of Holloway.
Officials say Rideout was arrested for murder and booked in the Hopkins County Jail.
He’s being held on a $500,000 bond.
Holloway’s cousin, Isaiah Belle, spoke with 14 News moments after he heard the news.
“That’s my little cousin man,” Belle said. “He had his moments, but he was down to earth, he was fun. He loved his family, he loved his friends. He was a people person.”
Belle asked that the community pray for his family during this difficult time.
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