Suspect charged with murder in Adair after victim was run over, shot

A 43-year-old Columbia man has been charged in the death of Michael Cowan, who was run over and shot, Kentucky State Police said.

Cowan, also of Columbia, was shot in the head Tuesday night, according to a police press release. Cowan, 61, was found about 6 p.m. on Russell Springs Road in eastern Adair County.

A short time later, police arrested Jeffrey D. McGaha and charged him with murder.

Police said McGaha, who was taken to the Adair County Jail, had abandoned his car not far from where Cowan was found.