The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today charged two individuals with the murder of a Fentress County man who was found stabbed in his home by authorities overnight in Jamestown, Tn.
The TBI was called to the scene at approximately 2:30 a.m. Friday morning to investigate the crime with the Fentress County Sheriff’s Office. TBI’s Violent Crime Response Team out of the Knoxville Regional Crime laboratory also responded to assist in the collection of evidence.
The TBI said 29-year-old Jonathan Garrett was found with a stab wound to his throat in his residence at 594 Fairgrounds Road and was taken to the hospital, where he later died. His body will be taken to the Medical Examiner’s office for autopsy.
This afternoon TBI charged the victim’s ex-wife, Tina Garrett, 27, and her off-and-on boyfriend, Gilbert Corson, 34, each with one count of first-degree murder. Tina Garrett was divorced from the victim earlier this year, but had since returned to living in the residence on Fairgrounds Road.
The TBI said the two suspects conspired to kill the victim. She called 911 from the residence after she watched Corson stab Jonathan Garrett and stated an intruder attacked him. That story changed during the course of the investigation, it was stated.
The TBI worked the case with the Fentress County Sheriff’s Office and the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.
Tina Garrett was booked into the Fentress County Jail on $150,000 bond and Corson on $250,000 bond.