Anthony Swift - Murder, Criminally Negligent Homicide


Second Man Arrested In Connection With 2012 Pool Hall Death

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Another man has been indicted and arrested in connection with the 2012 beating death of Kenneth Brasher at Breaker's Billiards.

Anthony Antonio Swift, a special education assistant at Jackson Careers and Technology Elementary School, turned himself in around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in connection with the violent beating.

Swift has been employed as a special education assistant since October of 2010. He has been suspended without pay from his duties with the school system pending an investigation.

Investigators presented the case to the Madison County grand jury on Monday, Sept. 30. An indictment was returned charging Swift with second-degree murder.

Swift remains in custody at the Madison County Jail.

On June 17, 2012 around 12:30 a.m., Jackson police were called about an assault at Breaker's Billiards, located at 701 S. Royal Street. Brasher was found lying on the floor inside the business. He was transported by ambulance to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital and was later pronounced dead from blunt force trauma.

The investigation indicated that Brasher was struck in the head with a bar stool following an altercation.

On Aug. 29, Travis Holliday, 33, of Jackson, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter.

Investigators developed Holliday as a suspect. He surrendered around 5 p.m. on the day of the murder.

Holliday was sentenced to four years in prison and remains in custody at the Madison County Jail pending transfer to the Tennessee Department of Corrections.

Swift is scheduled to be arraigned at 8 a.m. Monday in Madison County Circuit Court, Division I. Swift is the second man charged in Brasher's murder.

The ongoing investigation has shown that Swift and Holliday were involved in Brasher's murder.


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