MEMPHIS-The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained warrants and arrests for three people in connection to the murder of a Lauderdale County man.
At the request of District Attorney General Mike Dunavant, the TBI began investigating the death of Gregory Lynn Prater on April 19th, the same day investigators found the body of the 43-year-old man in his Halls home. Special Agents soon developed information identifying two of the victim’s acquaintances, Gregory Davis, 29, and Dustin Wright, 21, as those responsible for the crime. On April 19th, the two men knocked on Prater’s door, announcing themselves as police officers. When Prater opened the door, Davis and Wright forced themselves into the home with a pellet pistol. Prater fought back, after which the two men put him in a chokehold, causing deadly injuries. The men later stole $344 from Prater’s wallet, along with his cell phone.
During the course of the investigation, Special Agents determined Wright’s mother, 50-year-old Patricia Wright, told the two men when Prater got paid and showed them where he lived. She also placed phone calls to Prater, to establish when he was home and possibly asleep.
Today, the TBI secured warrants for all three Dyersburg residents, charging Gregory Davis (FAR LEFT BELOW) and Dustin Wright (CENTER) with First Degree Felony Murder, Especially Aggravated Robbery, and Especially Aggravated Burglary. Patricia Wright faces several Criminal Responsibility charges for her role in connection to the crime.
At the time of this release, all three remained in the Lauderdale County Jail without bond.