COOKEVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, in cooperation with several other agencies, has arrested a Monticello, Kentucky man accused in connection to a double homicide late Wednesday night in Pickett County.

At the request of 13th District Attorney General Randy York, TBI Special Agents began investigating the deaths of 58-year-old Dan Dowdy and his son, 22-year-old Cody Dowdy, on Thursday morning, shortly after authorities discovered the bodies of the two men at their family business, The Sugar Shack, on N. York Highway in Static. During the course of the investigation, Agents, alongside investigators from the Pickett County Sheriff’s Office and the 13th District Attorney General’s Office, developed information which led to the arrest early this morning of 34-year-old Joshua Clay Pyles. The circumstances of the crime and its motivation remain under investigation.

Early this morning, TBI Agents served Pyles with two warrants for First Degree Murder and arrested him without incident. At the time of this release, he was being in the Pickett County Jail without bond.

The Wayne and Clinton County, KY Sheriff’s Offices provided additional support in this investigation, along with the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Josh Pyles

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