Cold Case Unit Probe Leads To Murder Charge Against Mallory Vaughn In 2009 Homicide; He Is Taken To County Jail

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Mallory Vaughn
Mallory Vaughn

A Cold Case Unit probe has led to murder charges being filed against Mallory Aunte Vaughn in a 2009 slaying. He has now been apprehended and was taken to the County Jail on Wednesday night.

 

Vaughn, who is now 36, is also charged with especially aggravated robbery in connection with the murder and robbery of Franklin Augustus “Kookie” Bonner.

 

Officials in the Hamilton County District Attorney's Office said, "Linda Bonner returned home from work to her Washington Hills house late in the afternoon of Friday, Jan.

16, 2009, to find it ransacked and her husband murdered.

 

"Franklin A. Bonner, 68,  had been left bound and gagged inside the house at 4707 Enterprise Lane. A medical examiner determined that duct tape wrapped over his mouth and nose led to his death by suffocation.

 

"The retired Chattanooga Public Works employee was a known numbers runner in the neighborhood. He also sold marijuana and was known to have large amounts of cash.


"A member of the Bonner family recently reached out to the DA’s Cold Case Unit, prompting a review of the case. We submitted unidentified latent fingerprints to the TBI, resulting in a match to Vaughn.

 

"Vaughn did not act alone. Our investigators believe he had a 13-year-old female accomplice. Attachments for the juvenile were filed in Hamilton County Juvenile Court last week and she was taken into custody this morning. Under Tennessee law, she cannot be identified unless her case is transferred to Hamilton County Criminal Court."  

 

Vaughn had been a fugitive from justice on unrelated warrants.


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