The wife of Thomas Steven “T.S.” Thrasher has been charged with first-degree murder after his death in 2014, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
Samantha Anne Hendley, 35, of Harriman, was indicted last week by the Anderson County Grand Jury, and she was arrested and booked into the Anderson County Detention Facility in Clinton on Monday morning, the TBI said. Her bond has been set at $1 million.
The indictment and arrest followed seven years of casework by TBI special agents, the agency said.
Thrasher, 29, was shot and killed inside his home at Rolling Hills Apartments on December 8, 2014.
TBI agents began working on the case with the Oak Ridge Police Department after a request from Seventh Judicial District Attorney General Dave Clark. Hendley was identified as a person of interest during that investigation, the TBI said.
During the course of the investigation, Hendley was identified as a person of interest.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee had authorized a $10,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person or people responsible for killing Thrasher. The reward, announced in April, was requested by Clark.
Thrasher was 29, and he has two daughters as well as family and friends that “are desperate to find his killer,” Clark said last year.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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