Indictment Handed Down in Crockett Co. Murder

Heather Mathis

CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn.- The TBI and the Crockett County Sheriff's Department presented evidence to a grand jury Monday, and were able to indict Antonio Toomes, 29, for the October 2012 murder of Matthew McKnight.

Toomes was brought to the Crockett County Jail in handcuffs from the Lauderdale County, where he was imprisoned for violation of probation.

Officers believe McKnight was shot to death in a home burglary last year, but said they can not release any details or evidence they have that links Toomes to the crime.

"I can't really say. The TBI is the lead agency and we are assisting. I can't really comment on any kind of evidence at this time," said Crockett County Sheriff Troy Klyce.

Sheriff Klyce said even with Toomes' arrest the investigation is far from over. "It's an ongoing investigation of course. This is just the beginning of a different process we'll change gears from here. There is still a lot of work to be done."

Toomes' first court appearance is set for Tuesday. February 16.


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