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Morgan County Sheriff’s Office arrests suspect for murder of man found in Tennessee River

Bobby Daryl Hamblen

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office has charged a man for murder after a body was found Wednesday morning in the Tennessee River.

Posted: Jul 23, 2020 10:49 AM
Updated: Jul 23, 2020 5:42 PM

UPDATE: The sheriff’s office says on Thursday, it arrested Bobby Daryl Hamblen, 59, of Somerville for murder. He was arrested at his home and booked in the Morgan County Jail. Bond is pending.

FROM EARLIER:

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office says a homicide investigation is now underway after a body was found in the Tennessee River Wednesday morning.

The body, which had a gunshot wound, was found on the banks of the Tennessee River at Bluff City Landing near Somerville. It was taken to the state forensics lab.

The victim was identified on Thursday as David James McCluskey, 54, of Russellville.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact investigators at 256-260-5603 or 256-260-5325.

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