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6 charged in Winchester man’s murder

Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 3:52 pm

STAFF WRITER

Wayne Thomas

Six people have been arrested in the murder of a Winchester man, and now face extradition back to Tennessee, according to authorities.

The Franklin County Grand Jury indicted the six in connection with the murder of James Leon Wood, 50, of Winchester.

He was reported missing by his mother on Jan. 18. A search was conducted of his Spring Hill Drive residence on Jan. 25, where his body was found wrapped in a sheet or blanket and buried under a 5-by-8-foot concrete slab in the backyard.

According to Winchester Police Chief Ritchie Lewis, four people, Glenna Wood, Mikayla Harmon, Grant Poole and Shawn Hampton were each indicted for first-degree murder, two counts of conspiracy to commit murder and one count of abuse of a corpse.

Kisha Anderson and Joseph Newingham were both charged with being an accessory after the fact.

Glenna Wood, Harmon, Poole, Newingham and Anderson were arrested in Thornton, Colorado. According to Lewis, they were arrested without incident.

Hampton was arrested in Madison County, Alabama and was arrested without incident.

All of them will be returned to Franklin County to face the charges.

According to the police chief, Wood’s 1998 Ford F150 was found in Grundy County.

Lewis told The News that Wood had purchased the house on Spring Hill Drive in July and was probably last seen in August.

“The body had probably been buried for about five months,” Lewis said.

In a press release, Lewis thanked the Thornton Police Department and the Madison County, Alabama Sheriff’s Department for assisting in the case.

“These agencies were instrumental in apprehending these individuals. “We also want to thank members of our local community for providing information that has been beneficial to our investigation in this matter,” Lewis said.

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