Marion County Man Charged In Death Of South Pittsburg Teen

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Kordell Griffin
Kordell Griffin

An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a South Pittsburg man who is charged with homicide.

 

At the request of 12th District Attorney General J. Michael Taylor, TBI Special Agents began investigating a homicide that occurred at a residence in the 300 block of Chance Road in South Pittsburg.

 

The investigation revealed that on Monday a call came in to Marion County dispatchers shortly after 5 a.m. that a man was found dead at that home.

Officers with the South Pittsburg Police Department and Marion County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene and found the victim, Buford E. Reyna, Jr., 19, deceased.

 

During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that identified Kordell Griffin, an acquaintance of the victim, as the individual responsible for his death.

 

On Monday night, Griffin, 21, was charged with one count of criminal homicide and one count of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. He was booked into the Marion County Jail, where he is currently being held without bond.


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