Police: Man arrested for murder after woman ran over by RV in court today

Updated: Oct. 8, 2019 at 4:43 AM CDT
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PADUCAH, Ky. (KFVS) - A woman is dead and a man was arrested after he reportedly ran over her with an RV during the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 6.

James Vanvactor, 49, of Grand Rivers, Ky., was arrested and charged with murder-domestic violence, resisting arrest, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to render aid.

His bond was set at $1 million cash. He was booked into the McCracken County Jail.

His court appearance was rescheduled to Tuesday, Oct. 8.

According to police, a man called police around 3:10 a.m. about a woman found dead in the convention center parking lot.

Officers looked over surveillance video.

Investigators say at 1 a.m., an argument broke out between Vanvactor and Angela Hale, 40, of Calvert City, Ky. at the Paducah/McCracken County Convention and Expo Center.

They say Hale could be seen in the video sitting down behind the RV. Vanvactor allegedly got into the RV and backed over Hale.

Police said Vanvactor then stayed in the RV and did not call for medical help.

Someone saw the woman’s body and reported it to police a couple of hours later.

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