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Franklin County Man Charged With First Degree Murder, Bond Reduced

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CHARLESTON (KFSM) – A Franklin County man has been charged with first degree murder and will have his bond reduced, according to the Franklin County prosecuting attorney’s office.

Thomas Barnes, 64, was arrested June 9 for the killing of Joey Strickland during a confrontation outside of Barnes’ house.

The original bond set for $500,000 has been reduced to $30,000, after an arraignment hearing July 2.

A court date is still pending according to the prosecuting attorney’s office.