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Florence Man charged with manslaughter after victim found Beaten, dead in front yard of his own home

Alden (courtesy of the Boone County Sheriff)

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The Boone County Sheriff has charged Phillip F. Alden, of Florence, with manslaughter after police say he admitted to inflicting injuries that are believed to have caused the death of a Boone County man.

According to a release from the Sheriff’s office, David W. Gregory, 43, was found dead in his front yard on Bruce Drive Friday.

Police say Alden23 admitted to driving his knee into Gregory’s head, punching him, then driving him to the Bruce Drive address, where he was left unresponsive in the yard.

Alden is being held in the Boone County Detention Center on a $250,000 cash bond.

The press release from the Boone County Sheriff’s office is included below:

On Friday, February 26, 2021 at approximately 8:30 AM, Boone County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the 10000 block of Bruce Drive for a person who was found deceased in the front yard.

The investigation revealed that the victim had been assaulted prior to his death and this afternoon, detectives formally charged the primary suspect in the case. According to the Medical Examiner, the victim, David W. Gregory, 43, Florence died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.

The investigation revealed that on February 26, 2021, the victim was assaulted by Phillip F. Alden, 23, Florence, on Greenlawn Avenue.

Alden admitted to detectives that he drove his knee into Gregory’s head and punched him in the face.

After the assault, Alden carried Gregory out of the Greenlawn Avenue residence and drove him to his home on Bruce Drive. He was left lying unresponsive in the front yard.

Phillip Alden has been charged with one (1) count of Manslaughter 1st Degree – Class B Felony and is currently lodged at the Boone County Detention Center.

His bond is set at $250,000 cash.

*Charges in a criminal complaint are accusations only. It is the government’s burden to prove the allegations beyond a reasonable doubt.

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