Suspect Nabbed in Slaying of 3 Teens, Woman
Alleged shooter knew victims 'to some degree,' say authorities
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 13, 2013 2:22 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A suspect was arrested today in the shooting deaths of a woman and three teenagers whose bodies were found in a car in a former mountain resort in eastern Tennessee. State Bureau of Investigation chief Mark Gwyn said at a press conference in Crossville that Jacob Allen Bennett, 26, was arrested on a parole violation the night after the four bodies were found on Renegade Mountain. Bennett was being held at Cumberland County jail while prosecutors prepared to call a grand jury to evaluate charges.

A car containing the bodies was discovered by a resident of the community about 50 miles west of Knoxville yesterday morning. The victims were identified as driver Danielle Jacobson, 22, and passengers Steven Presley, 17, Dominic Davis, 17, and John Lajeunesse, 16. Deputy District Attorney General Gary McKenzie said the suspect and the victims knew each other "to some degree," but declined to elaborate on a possible motive. Bennett was sentenced to two years in prison in 2010 after pleading guilty to theft-related charges and of being a convicted violent felon in possession of a firearm.

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marcus
Sep 15, 2013 11:21 AM CDT
NRA's type of guy: Convicted Violent Offender NRA will support this guy all the way. Sick.
ren1999
Sep 14, 2013 7:05 AM CDT
It is time that the members of the NRA draft up ideas that keep firearms out of the hands of violent criminals so that law abiding NRA members can continue to conceal and carry.Jacob Allen Bennett was previously convicted of violence. Shouldn't we keep people like him in jail longer instead of locking up harmless pot-heads?Shouldn't we make it harder for people like him to buy and keep a firearm?What about an anonymous tip program? If a friend of someone like Jacob finds him with a firearm, they can call an anonymous tip line. If the tip checks out, a cashier's check reward is sent to an address of the informant's choosing. This guy is making it harder for the good people to hold on to their firearms. I think the NRA should be the ones to draft stricter gun laws so that the NRA doesn't lose their right to defend themselves. The woman and the 3 teens should have all carried firearms. If Jacob is guilty in court. He should hang from the neck. If he wants to live like the Wild West, (the wild west was actually safer than today because everybody had firearms), then let's bring back the Wild West.
NoFun
Sep 14, 2013 4:21 AM CDT
When will Lapierre, Perkins, Rush, Arpio, Starnes, O'Reilly, and those other race hustlers mention this guy? When will white people take responsibility for themselves, work hard, fly right, and salute Jesus. What a race baiter, me????