Three Additional Men Charged in Ongoing Tipton County Homicide Investigation

Christian SherrillChristian Sherrill

MEMPHIS, TENN – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested two additional men in the ongoing investigation into a January homicide in Covington.

Willie Lee Somerville

Willie Lee Somerville

At the request of 25 District Attorney General Mike Dunavant, TBI Agents began investigating the death of Timothy Edwards on January 19 , shortly after officers from the Covington Police Department discovered the body of the 38-year-old in his Douglas Street home. During the course of the investigation, with the assistance of the Covington Police Department and the Tipton County Sheriff’s Department, Agents developed information leading to Christian Sherrill, Darrell Owens, and Willie Lee Somerville as three of the individuals responsible for playing a part in the incident.

Darrell Owens

Darrell Owens

On Tuesday, Agents arrested Sherill (LEFT BELOW) and Owens (MIDDLE), charging each with one count of Criminal Responsibility to Commit Felony First Degree Murder. At the time of this release, both men were in the custody of the Tipton County Jail and being held without bond. Agents served Somerville (RIGHT) with warrants charging him with two counts of Coercion of a Witness in mid-February. At the time of this release, he remained in the custody of the Tipton County Jail on unrelated charges.

In January, the TBI announced the arrests of Eddie Lee Poindexter III and Armoni De’Quan Hall in connection to this case, in a news release available online at TBINewsroom.com. The investigation into the incident continues, with the possibility of additional charges.

This article originally appeared as a press release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.