Three suspects now charged in Greene County double murder

4:27 PM, Mar 20, 2012   |    comments
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  • Tabitha Whitlock
  • Christopher Allen Jones
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All three people suspected in the murders of a Cocke County couple are now charged.

According to Greene County Sheriff Steve Burns, James Douglas Black and Christopher Allen Jones are charged with felony murder in the deathes of Cortney Amber Thompson and Terrence Logan Stewart.

Tabith Whitlock was charged with felony murder on Monday.

All three suspects are being held without bond in Greene County.  An arraignment is scheduled for March 21.

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Charges are forthcoming against three suspects in a Greene County double murder, according to officials.

Christopher Allen Jones, 30, of Newport; Tabitha Whitlock, 32, of Mosheim; and James Douglas Black, 49, of Hartford, are in custody. Sheriff's officials from both Greene County and Cocke County made the announcement Saturday morning.

The three are suspects in last weekend's murder of Cortney Amber Thompson and Terrence Logan Stewart.

A citizen found their bodies under a bridge off Newport Highway around 7 a.m. Sunday.

Officials later named Jones and Whitlock persons of interest in the case and captured them Friday. Black was brought into custody later that evening as well.

Along with the capture, officials announced that they found the victims' blue 2000 Honda Accord near Exit 417 off Interstate 40 as well.

They previously discovered their green BMW at an apartment complex in Newport.

Check back to for more on this developing story.


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