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Homicide Investigation Underway in Christian County

Authorities in Christian County are investigating a homicide after a body was found east of Sparta.

Sheriff Brad Cole says the body was discovered at the intersection of Highway 14 and Johns Ford Road Wednesday morning.

The victim has been identified as 66-year-old Jimmy Hale, and a suspect has been arrested and remains in custody.

Investigators say formal charges against the unidentified suspect are expected to be filed later today.