*Updated: 09/04/19 at 11:08 CT –  This week, Anderson was indicted on new counts of Voluntary Manslaughter, Aggravated Assault, Especially Aggravated Stalking, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony.  The previous charges were removed in lieu of the new counts.

JACKSON – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, working alongside investigators from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, have arrested and charged a Yuma man in connection to the death of his neighbor.

On Friday, at the request of 24th District Attorney General Matthew Stowe, TBI Agents joined the investigation into the apparent shooting death of Ben Cole Birdwell, shortly after authorities found the body of the 64-year-old on a railroad easement near his School House Road property. During the course of the investigation, authorities developed information leading to Birdwell’s neighbor, David Anderson (DOB 11-17-58), as the individual responsible for the crime.

On Saturday evening, Agents arrested Anderson and charged him with one count of Second Degree Murder and one count of Tampering with Evidence. Authorities subsequently booked Anderson into the Carroll County Jail on $150,000 bond.