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Man charged with murder

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By Calen McKinney

A Campbellsville man is dead, and another is charged with his murder.

Richard Riggs, 56, of 3150 Maple Road in Campbellsville, was arrested late Friday night and charged with murdering Orvey Carl Harris, 60, of 10331 Saloma Road in Campbellsville.

According to a Taylor County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies received a complaint about a shooting at the Saloma Road home at 9:20 p.m.

Upon arrival, the report states, deputies found Harris dead with a single gunshot wound to his chest.

An investigation revealed that Riggs allegedly came to Harris’ home at about 9 p.m. and a physical altercation took place. During the altercation, the report states, Riggs allegedly shot Harris in the chest and fled the scene.

Deputies took Riggs into custody without incident at his home. Riggs was charged with murder and lodged at the Taylor County Detention Center.

Sheriff’s Detective Brian Pickard investigated.

Read more about this story in Thursday’s issue.