SWEETWATER, Tenn. — Monroe County authorities said Tuesday a tip helped investigators charge a man accused in a 46-year-old homicide.

John Constant Jr. was shot and killed in mid-March 1973.

A Monroe County grand jury this month indicted Max Benson Calhoun for first-degree murder in his death.

Tenth Judicial District Attorney General Stephen Crump held a news conference Tuesday after he said new evidence uncovered by the Cold Case Task Force Unit led to the arrest. He said Constant was shot multiple times. 

Calhoun, who's accused in his death, is a resident of McMinn County, according to Crump. He said he was arrested there before being moved to the Monroe County Jail. 

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