February 16, 2017

Effort man charged in Monroe County murder


CHESTNUTHILL TWP – An argument at a home in Monroe County left one man dead and another charged with homicide and other crimes.

A State Police investigation concluded that Kyle Kresge, 46, allegedly shot Lawrence Purcell, Jr., on February 14.  Purcell died at the scene at Kresge’s 1289 Glenwood Road home.

Police say Kresge tried to hide the body on the property under debris on the property

Besides criminal homicide, Kresge is charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.  He remains in jail awaiting further proceedings. 

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