Body In Roadway

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Associated Press Release

LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) -- Police say a teenager will not be charged in the death of a 57-year-old man whose body was found on a central Fla. roadway.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office reports 18-year-old Isaiah Tillman fatally shot Joseph M. Coney after the Lake Wales man threatened to kill him.

According to an affidavit, 33-year-old Ben Furman told police Coney threatened him and Tillman with a pair of gardening shears during an argument.

Tillman shot Coney in what police and the state attorney say was an act of self-defense.

Coney's body was found on a roadway early Saturday. Tillman and Furman were arrested on various charges but not with Coney's death.

Tillman was charged with tampering with evidence, carrying a concealed firearm and violation of probation. Furman was charged with possession of marijuana.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WSWG TV 107 2nd Ave S.W. Moultrie Ga. 31768
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 202913781 - wctv.tv/a?a=202913781
Gray Television, Inc.