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Two arrested in shooting death of Calhoun County man


Two people have been arrested in the fatal shooting of a Calhoun County man.

Sheriff Greg Pollan says in a news release that 26-year-old Frankie T. Jones of Pittsboro is charged with first degree murder, and 24-year-old Ashley Hobson of Calhoun City is charged with accessory after the fact.

During their arraignments Friday, bond for Jones was set at $500,000 and the bond for Hobson is $250,000. It is unclear if they have attorneys.

Pollan says the body of 26-year-old Billy Covington was found in a ditch along a county road about three miles west of Calhoun City by walkers on July 11. The sheriff says Covington died of at least one gunshot wound.

Pollan says the case is still under investigation, but he does not anticipate any more arrests.

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