Kentucky man wanted for murder arrested near Mt. Vernon

Kentucky man wanted for murder arrested near Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON, IL — Illinois State Police arrested a 52-year-old Bowling Green, Kentucky man near Mt. Vernon over the weekend in connection with a murder in Kentucky.

Harold M. Bell was wanted for the shooting death early Saturday morning of 32-year-old Desmon T. Cunningham at a residence in Bowling Green.

State troopers reportedly found Bell near Mt. Vernon later Saturday and arrested him on the Kentucky warrant. He was taken to the Jefferson County Jail where he remains awaiting extradition back to Kentucky.

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