He was accused of killing his son. When police tried to arrest him, he tried to run over the officers.

Source: MEGA; Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

Oct. 21 2021, Published 10:22 a.m. ET

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A Tennessee man is accused of killing his son and then trying to run over police officers as they tried to arrest him, authorities said.

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On Nov. 15, 2020, agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation started investigating a homicide in Benton County, Tennessee. The victim was identified as Alan Grinnell, 27. Investigators determined the man’s father, Jay Grinnell, 64, was a suspect in the killing

On Oct. 18, 2021, a Benton County grand jury indicted Jay Grinnell on a charge of second-degree murder and his wife, Kathleen Ann Grinnell, 69, on a charge of accessory after the fact.

Police went to the couple’s home on Oct. 19 and tried to arrest the pair, according to the bureau.

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Agents spoke to Jay Grinnell, who refused to comply and tried to run over officers with his pickup truck, according to the bureau. He then barricaded himself in the home with his wife.

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Eventually, the two were taken into custody.

Kathleen Grinnell now faces an additional charge of resisting arrest. Her bond was set at $30,000. Jay Grinnell was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count of resisting arrest. His bail was set at $600,000.


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