Murder in the first degree

James McCracken

By Louis Mellini
Staff writer
HAMILTON —Hamilton resident James Ray McCracken was arrested on suspected murder in the first degree charges this weekend on Saturday, July 23, in Hamilton.
The Hamilton Police Department, along with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, made the arrest on the day of the incident.
McCracken, 77, born in November of 1944, is currently being held in the Marion County Jail in Hamilton on a $500,000 bond.
The Journal Record attempted to get comments from both the police department and the sheriff’s department, but further information was not available as of press time Monday.
This story is part of an ongoing investigation and the Journal Record will feature updated stories as more information is received.
When a defendant is charged with a crime, the charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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