Princeton, Ky. (Caldwell County) – The Kentucky State Police Post 2 in Madisonville, were contacted by Caldwell County Dispatch in reference to a shooting that took place in the 100 block of Wood Lane on July 3, 2020 around 7:30 PM.
Through investigation, detectives discovered 43-year-old Joe R. Curnell, of Dawson Springs, Ky., had shot 24-year-old James Bannister, of Eddyville, Ky., with a handgun. Mr. Bannister was transported to Jennie Stuart Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Joe Curnell was arrested at his residence in Dawson Springs on July 4, 2020 around 12:43 AM. Curnell was lodged in the Caldwell County Detention Center where he was charged with Murder, Possession of Handgun by a Convicted Felon, and Tampering with Physical Evidence. The investigation ongoing by Detective Billy Over.