Man charged with first-degree murder in Brownsville shooting


BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. — Brownsville police have a suspect in custody in connection with a fatal weekend shooting.

James Henry Clark Jr.

James Henry Clark Jr., 34, was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder. Clark is accused of shooting 45-year-old Jeffery Pickens.

Police said they found Pickens’ body on a resident’s front steps in the 500 block of Dove Street. Investigators said Pickens suffered a gunshot wound.

Clark is being held in the Haywood County Jail. His first court appearance is set for Aug. 22.

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