Tennessee man charged with murder after death of roommate

BLOUNTVILLE, TN (WJHL) – A Tennessee man was arrested after the death of his roommate in Sullivan County.

Police received a report of a suspected prowler in a mobile home park on Bluff City Highway around 10 p.m. Saturday.

Timothy France, 28, was found dead behind the home.

Investigators say he received severe head trauma which appeared to be the result of blunt force. Also, the victim had two wounds on his back, one appeared to be a stab wound.

France’s roommate Jeffery Phillips was arrested. Investigators say the suspect admitted that they were arguing over drugs.

Phillips faces charges for murder and tampering with evidence.



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