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Chamber murder trial set

Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 8:00 am


Wayne Thomas


The murder trial for a 16-year-old Tullahoma youth has been set for April 23.

Ariel Chambers Jr., who was 16 at the time, was arrested last year for the Aug. 15, 2016, stabbing death of Carlos Joseph Harris Jr., 21, of Tullahoma.

Harris was found, according to Tullahoma Police, with a fatal wound to his chest at Dossett Apartments. He was lying on his back with the stab wound to the upper chest. Harris was declared dead at the scene by Coffee County EMS personnel.

Chambers was arrested and charged with second-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault by Tullahoma Police Department Investigators Tyler Hatfield and Johnny Gore.

According to Coffee County District Attorney Craig Northcott, Chambers’ case was transferred to adult court in May of this year after a hearing in Coffee County Circuit Court. He was later indicted by the Coffee County Grand Jury on the charges.

Even though the case has been transferred to adult court, Chambers is still being held in the Rutherford County Juvenile Detention Center in Murfreesboro.

Wayne Thomas may be reached by email at tnrept04@lcs.net.