published Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Identity of Bledsoe homicide victim released

PIKEVILLE, Tenn. — TBI officials today released the identity of a man killed Saturday in Bledsoe County.

Donny Lawson, 44, of Pikeville was killed at a home on Norwood Road, TBI spokeswoman Kristin Helm said.

TBI agents and the Bledsoe County sheriff’s office filed felony murder charges against Preston Parker, 30, Clinton Allen Watson, 36, and Ray Anthony Tullos, 47, all of Pikeville, Ms. Helm said.

Ms. Helm said the deadly incident happened during a cookout Saturday at the Norwood Road home, but she did not release any details.

Bledsoe County authorities have not released any information on the incident. Sheriff Jimmy Morris said today that detectives were still conducting an investigation.

about Ben Benton...

Ben Benton is a news reporter at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He covers Southeast Tennessee and previously covered North Georgia education. Ben has worked at the Times Free Press since November 2005, first covering Bledsoe and Sequatchie counties and later adding Marion, Grundy and other counties in the northern and western edges of the region to his coverage. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Tenn., a graduate of Bradley Central High School. Benton ...

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