Charges dropped against man in double slaying

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) – A prosecutor in East Tennessee has dropped charges against the second of three men charged in a double slaying.

The Johnson City Press ( reports that Carter County Assistant District Attorney Dennis Brooks said there wasn’t sufficient evidence to proceed with charges against Tyler Daniel Shell. He was facing two counts of murder and two counts of conspiracy to commit murder in the deaths of Glenn Shell and Joyce Brock in Roan Mountain.

Shell told authorities that he drove Jeffery Scott Whitehead and Jonathan Scott Shell to the residence and stayed in the car. He said he did not know what occurred inside.

Officials dropped charges against Whitehead last year.

Jonathan Shell, who was the son of Glenn Shell, pleaded guilty in December to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 15 years.