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Danville Police Officer Was Shot With Stolen Gun

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Officer Thomas Cottrell was killed, in January. Herschel Jones III has been indicted on 10 counts in the case.

 Investigators say the suspect in an Ohio police officer's slaying used a pistol stolen in a home burglary two months earlier.
 

Herschel Ray Jones III, 32, was indicted Monday on 10 counts in the potential death penalty case. 
 
Knox County's prosecutor says Jones apparently will be represented by a public defender, who didn't immediately return a message seeking comment. 
 
Jones is charged with aggravated murder, grand theft and evidence tampering in the slaying of 34-year-old Danville Officer Thomas Cottrell. His body was found behind the village's municipal building late Jan. 17, shortly after Jones' ex-girlfriend warned police that Jones was armed and "looking to kill a cop." 
 
Jones also is charged with assaulting that woman and with aggravated burglary, kidnapping and grand theft in the November burglary.