connectVideoTennessee police discover two bodies after the arrest of suspect linked to multiple murders
Authorities say that seven bodies were discovered at two homes in rural Tennessee; Jonathan Serrie reports from Atlanta.
A suspect’s parents and uncle were among the seven people found dead in two homes in rural Tennessee, authorities said.
Michael Cummins, 25, was arrested Saturday about a mile from one of the two crime scenes in rural Sumner County. He was shot and injured while they are taken into custody after authorities saw him in a creek bed.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation determined that the death of the suspect’s parents, David Carl Cummins, 51; Clara Jane Cummins, 45; and his uncle Charles Edward Hosale, 45.
The other victims were identified as Rachel Dawn McGlothlin-Pee, 43; of which the relationship with Cummins was not clear; her daughter Sapphire McGlothlin-Pee, 12; and Rachel’s mother, Marsha Elizabeth Nuckols, 64. Another victim, Shirley B. Fehrle, 69; was found in a separate house. Cummins reportedly stolen from a Kia of Shirley Fehrle, his neighbor, and one of the victims, citing an arrest affidavit, the Tennessean reported.
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An eighth victim, a relative of Cummins, survived and was in critical condition, according to ABC News.
Michael Cummins, 25, was arrested on Saturday after investigators found a number of bodies in two separate homes in Westmoreland, Tennessee.
(Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)
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Cummins has a long criminal record and had multiple court-ordered requests in the past to undergo mental health checks.
A warrant for the suspect’s arrest was prepared by a probation officer, a day for a number of people were found dead, the Tennessean reported. Arrest warrant issued for Cummins were submitted Monday on a charge of criminal homicide for at least one of the deceased and a charge of theft of property of more than $10,000.
It was not immediately clear what kind of weapon was used.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.