Arrest made in skeletal remains found on Benton Mountain

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Polk County

BENTON, Tennessee (WDEF) – The TBI announces an arrest in a murder case from Polk County.

In October, hunters found skeletal remains on Benton Mountain near Reliance.

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Investigators determined the victim was 26 year old Jacob Dakota Moore from Apison.

Now they have charged an acquaintance of his, Askia Witherow, with the murder.

They arrested him Thursday night in Catoosa County.

The charges are First Degree Murder, Especially Aggravated Burglary,Kidnapping, False Imprisonment, and Interference with an Emergency Call.

 

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