SPARTA – A joint investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the arrest of a man in connection to the death his aunt.

On Sunday, at the request of 13th District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway, TBI Agents joined the investigation into the death of Teresa Faye Austin, shortly after deputies found the body of the 55-year-old in the front yard of her home in the 300 block of Neverfail Road in Sparta. During the course of the investigation, authorities developed information leading to Austin’s nephew, Stacey Dwight Austin (DOB 7-11-80), as the individual responsible for the crime.

This morning, authorities arrested the Crossville man and charged him with one count of Voluntary Manslaughter and one count of Attempted Tampering with Evidence. At the time of this release, he remained in the custody of the Cumberland County Jail on $1,001,000 bond.

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