Cumberland Co. man charged in murder

By: Natalie Greathouse
By: Natalie Greathouse

CUMBERLAND COUNTY (WVLT) A Cumberland county man is facing murder charges.

The Sheriff's Department says just before 6:00 PM on Thursday, they responded to a call on Highway 70 North for a death investigation.

40 year old Jimmy Conaster of Cookeville, was taken to the Cumberland Medical Center where he later died from a gunshot wound.

An investigation was conducted and 74 year old James Leroy Poston was arrested on a second degree murder charge.

Poston is being held in the Cumberland County Jail on a $250,000 bond and will next appear in court on May 5, 2008.


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