CEDAR GROVE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and deputies with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the arrest of a Cedar Grove man in connection to a homicide in Carroll County.

At the request of 24th District Attorney General Matt Stowe, Tuesday evening, TBI Agents joined Carroll County deputies in investigating the death of Larry Watkins, Jr.  He was found deceased outside of a home in the 600 block of Moss Creek Road in Cedar Grove.

Joseph Wert (DOB: 1/13/99) of Cedar Grove was developed as a suspect and a warrant was secured for his arrest.  Early Wednesday morning, Wert was taken into custody and booked into the Carroll County Jail on one count of First Degree Murder.  He is being held without bond pending his first court appearance.

Wert, Joseph