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      Shady Grove Road murder suspect in custody

      Jesse Lee Boyd charged with murder of Charles Smothers.

      Jesse Boyd, of Adamsville, has been taken into custody for theJanuary 5 murder of his cousin, Charles Smothers.{} Boyd originally stated that he discovered thebody in the 2200 block of Shady Grove Road about 25 feet off the road.{} Smothers had been shot once in the head.{} Boyd stated he was searching for Smothers as afavor to his mother.

      Inconsistencies in Boyd's statement about discovering the body ledSheriff's detectives to suspect he may have been involved in the homicide.Detectives developed enough information to determine that Boyd had murderedSmothers.{} Boyd has denied anyinvolvement in Smothers' death.

      Boyd is also charged with theft of property after it wasdiscovered that he stole the victims' truck and burned it to cover up themurder.

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