KNOXVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and investigators with the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the arrest of an Ohio man, charged in the 2014 murder of a Sevier County woman.

At the request of 4th District Attorney General James B. Dunn, TBI Special Agents joined investigators with the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office on June 24, 2014, in investigating the death of 71-year-old Susan Kokenge. The victim was found deceased at 318 Bream Court in Seymour, and her death was ruled a homicide. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that led them to Nicholas Darrell Taylor, the victim’s live-in companion at the time, as the individual responsible for her death.

On May 10th, the Sevier County Grand Jury returned indictments against Taylor, 68, charging him with one count of First Degree Murder, one count of First Degree Felony Murder, one count of Vandalism over $500, one count of Theft over $250,000, and one count of Fabrication of Evidence. On Monday, Taylor was arrested at his address in Hamilton, Ohio by members of the U.S. Marshals’ Fugitive Task Force. He is currently being held in the jail in Butler County , Ohio, pending extradition to Sevier County.

Nicholas Darrell Taylor