KNOXVILLE – Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a Claiborne County man in connection with the death of a child.

On September 6th, at the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, TBI Special Agents, with the assistance of the Tazewell Police Department, New Tazewell Police Department, Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department and the Department of Children’s Service, began investigating allegations of abuse involving 13-month old Maci Elizabeth Tindall-Scott. On that day, officers with the Tazewell Police Department responded to an apartment in the 400 block of Tom Ball Road, where they found the child unresponsive. The child died on September 9th. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that Denver Carson Maples was the individual responsible for the child’s death.

On Wednesday, the Claiborne County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Maples, 26, of Tazewell, with First Degree Murder. Maples was served in the Claiborne County Jail, where he was already being held on unrelated charges. He is currently being held on a $1,000,000 bond.