Divers looking for evidence in Tower Drive arson

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Knoxville Fire Department searched the Duck Pond in Fountain City for evidence in last Tuesday night's arson on Tower Drive, but didn't find anything.

An arson team and several divers looked for clues on Tuesday night, says Captain D.J. Corcoran. He says they only found tennis shoes and fishing poles. Witnesses at the Duck Pond say divers were looking for a gun, but the fire department wouldn't confirm that.

Police say both Eric Marsh and Dena Baisden died in the house last week. First they were beaten with hammers.

Firefighters discovered their bodies after responding to a fire at a home on Tower Drive Tuesday, August 16th. Marsh's body was discovered near a door, while Baisden's body was by the back bedroom.

Ashley Tanner, 20, and Benjamin Foust, 30, were arrested during a traffic stop on Broadway just after midnight Thursday morning. Tanner was charged with two counts each of Felony Murder and Especially Aggravated Robbery, while Foust faces an Unlawful Possession of a Weapon charge after police said they found an 870 Remington shotgun inside the vehicle.

Teddie Jones, 25, was also taken into custody in connection with the killings. Like Tanner, he faces two counts of Felony Murder and two counts of Especially Aggravated Robbery. His bond was set at one million dollars. Police added Jones was related to Marsh.


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