The following press release was provided to Smith County Insider by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation:

James Murray

Tommy Grisham

SOUTH CARTHAGE – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have secured indictments for two additional men in an ongoing Smith County homicide investigation.

On April 23, at the request of 15th District Attorney General Tommy Thompson, TBI Agents joined investigators with the South Carthage Police Department, Smith County Sheriff’s Department, and Robertson County Sheriff’s Office in investigating the murder of Jason Taylor Neusse (DOB 8-12-75).

Authorities found the victim’s body in an old warehouse on Hunter Avenue, where he had been living. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information identifying James Murray (DOB 12-9-83) and Tommy Grisham (DOB 5-16-81) as two of the individuals responsible for the crime.

Last week, the Smith County Grand Jury indicted Murray and Grisham, charging each with one count of Felony First Degree Murder and one count of Aggravated Robbery. At the time of this release, both remained in the custody of the Smith County Jail without bond.

On May 31, 2019, the Smith County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Kenneth Shane McDonald (DOB 02/18/1973), Jeffrey Ivan Kolb (DOB 05/02/1972), and James Michael Burns (DOB 04/20/1975) in relation to this case.

Information on the three other men indicted in connection to the case can be found online: https://tbinewsroom.com/2019/06/04/south-carthage-murder-investigation-results-in-arrests/.

James Michael Burns

Jeffrey Ivan Kolb

Kenneth Shane McDonald