NASHVILLE – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments and arrested a Dickson County man in connection to a 17-year-old homicide case.

At the request of former 23rd District Attorney General Dan Alsobrooks, TBI Agents began investigating the death of Eric Baxter on August 20, 1998, the same day authorities discovered the body of the 32-year-old Dickson man shot multiple times in his Jones Creek Road home. Over the course of 17 years, Agents, working alongside investigators from the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office, continued to develop information that ultimately led to Tommy Wortham, Baxter’s business acquaintance, as the individual responsible for his death.

On Tuesday, the Dickson County Grand Jury returned indictments, charging Wortham with one count of First Degree Murder and two counts of Felony Murder. This afternoon, authorities from TBI and the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office arrested the 46-year-old Bon Aqua man and booked him in the Dickson County Jail, where he was being held on $1,500,000 bond. At the time of this release, a current booking photo of Wortham was not available.