Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Area News

September 20, 2013

Two people indicted for Renegade killings

CROSSVILLE — A Cumberland County grand jury Friday morning indicted two people on four counts of murder for the killings of four people whose bodies were found shot to death last Thursday on Renegade Mountain.

The Cumberland County grand jury met in a special session Friday, Sept. 20 and returned four counts of premeditated murder, four counts of felony murder and two counts of attempted aggravated robbery against Jacob Allen Bennett, 26, of the Renegade Mountain community.

Bennett’s girlfriend, Brittany Lina Yvonn Moser, 25, of Dayton, TN, was also indicted. Moser was with Bennett at the time of the shootings, according to TBI spokeswoman Kristin Helm.

Moser was indicted on four counts of felony murder and two counts of attempted aggravated robbery.

In a news release, the TBI stated two counts of attempted aggravated robbery were charged against Bennett and Moser for attempting to rob Jacobsen and Davis during a marijuana exchange.

Bennett has been in custody at the Cumberland County Jail since last Friday, Sept. 13, when he was arrested in Rhea County for violation of probation.

Rikki Danielle Jacobsen, 22, Domonic Lewis Davis, 17, Steven Michael Presley, 17, and Jonathan Raymond Lajeunesse, 16, were found shot to death in Jacobsen’s vehicle on Renegade Mountain early morning of Sept. 12.

Moser was arrested Friday morning at her residence at 1872 Railroad St. in Dayton and held at the Cumberland County Jail.

TBI, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, and 13th Judicial District Attorney General’s Office would like to thank the Rhea County Sheriff’s Office, Dayton Police Department and the U.S. Marshal’s Service for their assistance in this investigation.

A complete story will be published with updates and details in the next edition of the Crossville Chronicle, which will available late Monday.

1
Text Only
Area News
  • rendezvous.jpg TSRA starts spring off with paddling trips

    About 150 members of the Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association (TSRA) recently gathered April 2-6 in Crossville at Camp Nakanawa for the Annual TWRA Rendezvous.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Panel recommends using third-party billing for old EMS bills

    The budget committee approved hiring the same third party billing company to help go through older EMS ambulance service bills to resubmit them to help the EMS department get caught up with billing collections.

    April 19, 2014

  • Sales tax collections down

    Cumberland County Finance Director Nathan Brock reported to the Cumberland County Budget Committee that local option sales tax collections have fallen below budgeted projections for the 2013-'14 fiscal year.

    April 19, 2014

  • Motion to toss evidence in burglary denied

    A defense motion to have evidence seized by deputies searching for a man who fled warrant service thrown out failed when deputies testified they had oral permission from the defendant's son to search the residence the father and son share.

    April 18, 2014

  • donate life.jpg Organ donation gives man new lease on life

    Travis Hodges has a new lease on life, thanks to a selfless gift a young father made the year before.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fireworks, sign change get council OK

    While the April Crossville City Council meeting was generally a calm one, there were some fireworks on the agenda.

    April 18, 2014

  • quackers at the library.jpg Spring jamboree

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Suspect charged in Sportsman Club break-in

    A Crossville man has been arrested and charged in connection with the burglary of a shooting club's building in the county that occurred last week, according to arrest reports.

    April 17, 2014

  • Panel discusses auditing hotel/motel tax collections

    Commissioners on the budget committee discussed the possibility of auditing hotels and motels in the county regarding the collection of hotel/motel tax collection figures being down.

    April 17, 2014

  • Repent burglar must serve time

    Some defendants cry, because they get caught, and others are tearful with remorse. No one in the courtroom doubted Robert Killeen's sincerity when he apologized to his victim, his loved ones and supporters for committing crimes against an elderly widow, stealing the money her late husband left her.

    April 17, 2014

Marketplace Marquee
Parade
Must Read
Section Teases
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Raw: More Than 100,000 Gather for Easter Sunday Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Weather Radar
2014 Readers' Choice