CHATTANOOGA – In a collaborative investigation with the Chattanooga Police Department, Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment charging a man in connection to a homicide in late 2016.
At the request of 12th District Attorney General Michael Taylor, TBI Agents opened an investigation into the death of Bradley Aaron Powell, a man a family member reported as missing in December 2016 to the Chattanooga Police Department. In early February 2017, authorities found Powell’s body in Walker County, Georgia. During the course of the investigation, authorities developed information leading to Marion County, Tennessee as the probable location where the crime occurred and to Cody Waggoner (DOB 12-11-94) as the individual responsible for the crime.
On Monday, the Marion County Grand Jury returned an indictment, charging Waggoner with one count of First Degree Murder. Today, an Agent served Waggoner at the Silverdale Detention Center in Hamilton County, where – at the time of this release – he was incarcerated on unrelated charges.
In addition to the Chattanooga Police Department, assisting agencies include the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, the Walker County (GA) Sheriff’s Office, the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, the Red Bank Police Department, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and the Offices of the 11th and 12th District Attorneys General.