Macon County Chronicle

Labor Day Triple Murder

The Macon County Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation were on the pursuit of the shooter linked to a triple murder that took place in Lafayette early Labor Day morning, and by noon Charles Harrison, who is a suspect in this case, was apprehended by a Sumner County detective at a convenience store in Bethpage, Tennessee, and was transported to the Macon County Jail for questioning.

A female caller, who reported the shooting around 5:45 a.m. stated that anticipating trouble, she fled the residence, and after hearing the gun shots she witnessed the suspect, Charles Harrison, leaving the scene and upon entering the mobile home again, she found the three victims and immediately called 911. Officers responded to 4025 Highland Road within minutes, discovering three victims; two males and one female. One of the male victims is confirmed to reside at the trailer located at the crime scene in the Galen Community. Two of the victims were pronounced deceased at the scene and the third was in route by Air Evac to Vanderbilt Hospital, but they were diverted to Hendersonville Medical Center where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

"Currently the Macon County Sheriffs Department and the TBI are investigating this case by interviewing prospective witnesses and collecting evidence,” said Macon County Sheriffs Department Detective Bill Cothron at the crime scene, Monday afternoon. Detective Cothron further stated that the victims’ bodies were sent to the medical examiner in Nashville for autopsies.

“We are unsure of the motive at this time,” Sheriff Mark Gammons stated in an interview with the media, “and although no drugs were found at the scene, paraphernalia was located in the home.”

As of press time, Jamey Holland’s wife, who was interviewed by several news stations confirmed he was one of the victims in the triple slaying and the other two names have yet to be released.