Arrest Made In Drummonds, TN Murder

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(Drummonds, TN) The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today charged a Drummonds man with murdering his wife.

Richard Alan Hatchel, 40, of Drummonds was charged one count of premeditated first degree murder and one count of reckless endangerment.

Investigators say Hatchel and his wife were arguing January 25 when he got a rifle from his car and shot her, “…knowing there was a 5-year-old child nearby.”

Hatchel was booked into the Tipton County Jail without bond.

The shooting happened at the Wilkinsville Mobile Home Park.