Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Cookeville Connection To Tullahoma Murder

There's now been a Cookeville connection reported to a suspect in a murder in Tullahoma, Tennessee.  A Nashville television station says a person of interest in the Tullahoma murder case has a criminal history. Police are saying that Stephen Stewart is connected to the murder of Junior Clay Taylor, who was found stabbed to death in his Tullahoma home Sunday. His body was also badly burnt. Detectives said Stewart was found in Cookeville with Taylor's wallet, ID, and cash. And they say Stewart was convicted of a similar crime in 2006, when he was found guilty of beating a man and setting his home on fire. Stewart is currently in a Tennessee hospital, after falling off a bridge in Cookeville shortly after Taylor's body was found. Investigators expect to take the case to the Grand Jury in March.