Man faces death penalty in killing of Danville officer

Staff report

Herschel R. Jones III

A Knox County man has been officially accused of killing a Danville police officer last month.

Herschel R. Jones III, 32, was charged Monday in Knox County Common Pleas Court with aggravated murder with a death specification, according to an announcement from Knox County Prosecutor Chip McConville Monday afternoon.

According to court reports, Jones has been accused of killing Danville police officer Thomas Cottrell behind the Danville Municipal Building on Jan. 17.

Herschel R. Jones III R. Jones III

Staff report