COOKEVILLE – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, working alongside authorities from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, have arrested and charged a Harriman woman accused in connection to the death of her boyfriend.

On Friday, at the request of 9th District Attorney General Russell Johnson, TBI Agents joined the investigation into the death of Ellis Hamby, Jr. (DOB 11-5-71), shortly after deputies from Morgan County found the man’s body the home inside the Leslie Drive home he shared with his girlfriend, Tonya Baughman (DOB 8-28-70). At the time of this release, autopsy results were pending, though preliminary information indicated Hamby died from gunshot wounds. During the course of the investigation, authorities developed information that led to Baughman as the individual responsible for Hamby’s death.

On Saturday, investigators arrested and charged Baughman with one count of Voluntary Manslaughter and booked her into the Morgan County Jail, where she was later released on her own recognizance.

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