Officers are investigating the death of a Dierks man


On August 2, 2013 at 8:36 P.M. the Howard County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call needing police to come to 307 Missouri Avenue in Dierks in reference to a death.  Dierks Police Officers and Howard County Deputies arrived at the scene and found Jimmy Hinsley w/m dob-5/20/1947 dead at the scene with a gunshot wound to the head.  Mr. Hinsley’s sister had come to check on him and found him inside the residence. 

Dierks Police had been dispatched to the residence earlier around 6:45 P.M. on August 2, 2013 after receiving a 911 call from the residence but the officer was unable to get anyone to answer any of the doors at the residence. 

The Howard County Coroner’s Office pronounced the victim dead at the scene.  Evidence recovered and collected at the scene leads officers to believe the gunshot was self-inflicted.  The incident is being investigated by the Dierks Police Department and the Howard County Sheriff’s Office.


Butch Morris

Howard County Sheriff