Murder charge filed in Covington County shooting

A Mount Olive man has been shot dead after an argument.

Covington County Coroner Chris Daquila says 37-year old Howard L. Crosby was shot in the back with a handgun at his residence on Lookout Hill Lane about 2 am. He was taken to Covington County Hospital where he later died.

Authorities arrested James Thorne in connection with the shooting.  Thorne has been charged with murder and is being held on a million dollars bond.