Authorities have arrested a 30-year-old Tennessee man in connection with the killing of six people — five in Tennessee and one in neighboring Alabama. Jacob Shaffer of Fayetteville was arrested Saturday after three people were found dead at a house in the town, 90 miles south of Nashville
Tennessee authorities have a man in custody in connection with the killings of six people in Tennessee and Alabama, Kristin Helm of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation told CNN on Saturday. Sheriff Murray Blackwelder, who held an afternoon news conference, called the slayings “one of the worst crimes Lincoln County has ever seen.” He didn’t describe how the people died. The suspect, Jacob Lee Shafer, has been questioned by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and is to be charged in that state with murder in the deaths of five people in Tennessee and one person in Alabama, Helm said.