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Tennessee couple wanted for murder, arrested in Yancey County

Donavon Dakota Hargis and Jamie Nunley are now both in custody in Yancey County, North Carolina. (Images: Yancey Co. Sheriff's Dept. / MGN)

Two people wanted for murder in Tennessee are arrested in the mountains.

Donavon Dakota Hargis, 23, and Jamie Nunley, 40, both of Grundy County, Tennessee, are charged with 1st-degree murder and felony abuse of a corpse.

On the evening of Wednesday, November 15, 2017, officers with the Yancey County Sheriff’s Office received a request for assistance from the Grundy County, TN Sheriff’s Office regarding an ongoing homicide investigation in their county.

They had obtained indictments on two suspects in this case and had information to believe those two suspects were currently in Yancey County, possibly somewhere on US Highway 19W.

Officers from the Sheriff’s Office began to try to locate the two individuals in question. Officers spoke with several individuals and were ultimately able to determine the individuals were staying in a camper near Langford Branch Road. Officers took both suspects into custody without incident.

Both suspects are currently being held in the Yancey County Detention Center with no bond, pending extradition back to Tennessee.

In October, Dylan Winton's body was found with four gunshot wounds northwest of Chattanooga.

No word yet on any motive in the case.

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