Two murder cases set in Grundy - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Two murder cases set in Grundy

Posted: Updated:

GRUNDY COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -- Two men, Kurt Brewer and Troy Dent, face separate charges in separate cases. 

Assistant District Attorney Steven Strain will handle both cases and says Brewer's murder charge is all about money.  "At the prelim hearing there was testimony that Brewer demanded the victim pay him 25 dollars," he said.

Court records show Brewer shot a man in his legs and back in July after threatening him several times over the payment.  This happened while two others in the room watched.

Strain says it won't be open and shut case because evidence is still coming in. "In a homicide case it is never really closed in the case of the investigation. It is not unheard of that new information will come up and we have to follow up on that," he explained.

In the separate case, police say troy dent beat a 63-year-old man to death with a hammer in October.  Dent turned himself in to police a week ago.  A family member tells Channel 3 the hammer murder was a fight over land.

Dent faces second degree murder charges and Brewer faces a list of charges including first degree murder and reckless endangerment

Both are due in court November 30th.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Graysville Rehires Indicted Police Chief

    Graysville Rehires Indicted Police Chief

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:35:07 GMT
    COUNTY - RheaCOUNTY - Rhea
    GRAYSVILLE, TN. --(WRCB)-- Jason Erik Redden was back on the job today as the Chief of Police of Graysville, Tennessee.Redden, who currently faces 10 counts of official misconduct including theft, has had a tumultuous reign within the last year as the city's top cop.He's been suspended, reinstated, fired, and now rehired.And while some city officials lack faith in Chief Redden, you may be surprised at the level of support he has within Graysville. " I am not surprised they done it, in any oth...More
    GRAYSVILLE, TN. --(WRCB)-- Jason Erik Redden was back on the job today as the Chief of Police of Graysville, Tennessee.Redden, who currently faces 10 counts of official misconduct including theft, has had a tumultuous reign within the last year as the city's top cop.He's been suspended, reinstated, fired, and now rehired.And while some city officials lack faith in Chief Redden, you may be surprised at the level of support he has within Graysville. " I am not surprised they done it, in any oth...More
  • UPDATE: Dog’s condition sparks outrage, owner cited for neglect

    UPDATE: Dog’s condition sparks outrage, owner cited for neglect

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:49:19 GMT
    A suspected case of animal neglect in Chattanooga has sparked outrage among hundreds of local animal lovers.More
    A suspected case of animal neglect in Chattanooga has sparked outrage among hundreds of local animal lovers.More
  • Mudslinging intensifies in 3rd District Republican race

    Mudslinging intensifies in 3rd District Republican race

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:48:27 GMT
    It is two weeks away from voters heading to the polls in Tennessee for the primary election and the 3rd Congressional District race is one to watch.More
    It is two weeks away from voters heading to the polls in Tennessee for the primary election and the 3rd Congressional District race is one to watch.More
Powered by WorldNow
Can't find what you're looking for?

WRCB-TV
900 Whitehall Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 267-5412

WRCB Jobs EEO | FCC Public Files

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WRCB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.