DA: Charges against one accused in 2012 Roan Mountain double-murder dropped

CARTER COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – The charges against a man in the final case awaiting trial in a 2012 Roan Mountain double murder were dropped Monday by the prosecuting attorney.

Carter County Assistant District Attorney Dennis Brooks said the murder charges against Tyler Shell were dropped because the state could not find enough evidence to go to trial.

Tyler Shell told authorities he stayed in the car after he drove Jeffrey Whitehead and Jonathan Shell to the Roan Mountain home of Glenn Shell and Joyce Brock the night they were killed.

Brooks said Tyler Shell said he didn’t know what had happened. No evidence could be found to indicate he did know.

Charges against Whitehead were dropped in November.

Jonathan Shell pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the case and was sentenced to 15 years.

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