A joint investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), the Big Sandy Police Department and the Benton County Sheriff’s Office into an apparent stabbing death in Big Sandy resulted in the arrest of a man from the Town of Henry.
Early on Friday morning, March 22, local authorities responded to a call from a residence in Big Sandy just after 9:15 a.m. On arrival, deputies discovered Garren D. Crafton’s body outside of his home on Kay Street. The 35-year-old had reportedly been stabbed, according to Sheriff Kenny Christopher.
Christopher said that Big Sandy School was put on a soft lockdown for precautionary measures at the time because of its proximity to the alleged murder scene.
At the request of 24th District Attorney General Matt Stowe, TBI Special Agents joined the investigation. TBI Agents and investigators developed information leading to Jack Anthony Herron as the individual responsible for the crime.
Late in the day on Friday, authorities arrested and charged Herron, 34, with one count of Second Degree Murder. He was booked into the Benton County Jail on a $500,000 bond.