McMinn County Man Charged In Death Of His Nephew

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained an indictment for a McMinn County man accused of shooting and killing his nephew.

At the request of 10th Judicial District Attorney Steve Bebb, TBI special agents began investigating Marvin Derick Hayes on March 9,  the same day deputies found his nephew, 22-year-old Brandon Lee Hayes, shot at the home of Marvin Hayes in Niota. Brandon Hayes later died at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

During the course of the investigation, Special Agents interviewed Marvin Hayes, during which he acknowledged his involvement in the shooting.

 On Tuesday, the McMinn County Grand Jury returned an indictment for the 35-year-old, charging him with one count of voluntary manslaughter. Earlier today, Hayes turned himself in to the McMinn County Jail, where a $20,000 bond was set.

The case remains active and ongoing. Anyone with specific information should contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.


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