JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested a West Tennessee man in the killing of a Bells man in his home.
TBI spokeswoman Kristin Helm said Wednesday night that the agency picked up 29-year-old Antonio Toomes of Ripley after a Lauderdale County grand jury indicted him. Toomes is charged with first-degree murder, especially aggravated robbery and especially aggravated burglary in the death of 40-year-old Matthew McKnight. The victim was found shot to death in his home on Oct. 18, 2012.
The agency said it appeared McKnight fought with Toomes during a home burglary before he was shot to death. Agents found forensic evidence at the scene that linked Toomes to the crime.
Toomes is held without bond in the Crockett County Jail.
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