East Tenn. woman charged in death of boyfriend’s 6-year-old son

Holly Rutledge (Courtesy: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)

WHITWELL, TN (WKRN) – A Marion County woman was arrested Friday in connection to the death of her boyfriend’s 6-year-old son.

After an investigation, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation reported Holly Rutledge, 30, was responsible for the death of Michael Dillon.

The TBI and the Whitwell Police Department began investigating the death of Michael immediately after he was found dead on March 28, 2015.

Michael’s body was found in a home on Jewell Lane Road in Whitwell.

TBI Agents developed information during the investigation which led to the arrest of Rutledge.

The Marion County Grand Jury indicted Rutledge on Monday with one count of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated child abuse.

Authorities took Rutledge into custody Friday night at her place of employment and booked her into the Marion County jail on a $50,000 bond.

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