GALENA - Murder suspect John Francis was arrested early on May 3, in the Carterville area of Jasper County.
Law Enforcement Received tips that Francis was in the Carterville area Tuesday. Officers with the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, Ozark Drug Enforcement Taskforce, Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the US Marshall Service begin following up on these tips immediately. As a result Frances was arrested at approximately 5 a.m. Wednesday morning.
"I would like to thank all area Law Enforcement Agencies for their cooperation this past week for their assistance," said Galena Chief of Police Billy Charles in a press release. "Because of the untiring efforts of their officers, this suspect was located and taken into custody."
This investigation is still ongoing and as more information becomes available updates will be released.
A warrant was issued through the Cherokee County Kansas District Court for Francis on April 29, for Murder in the First Degree for the shooting death of Kelly Glasgow.
At approximately 9:32 p.m. on April 26, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a shooting that occurred at 207 W Empire St. in Galena.
Upon arrival, Galena Police Officers and EMS discovered 29-year-old Glasgow inside the residence with an apparent gunshot wound. She was transported by EMS to Freeman Hospital in Joplin where she later died from her injuries.