Martin man held on first-degree murder
Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 1:43 pm
A Martin man facing a first-degree murder charge has been returned to Weakley County. Roger Blevins, 51, of Martin has been serving prison time in Indiana for federal weapons convictions.
Blevins faces a Class A felony count of first-degree murder for the January 2007 slaying of James Monroe Terry.
Terry was found dead in his home on North McComb Street early last year.
An indictment by the September 2007 term of the Weakley County Grand Jury states Blevins, on Jan. 4, 2007, did unlawfully and feloniously kill James Monroe Terry in the perpetration of and while intending to commit burglary.
Blevins faces four felony counts including a Class B felony aggravated robbery and a Class B felony especially aggravated burglary.
He was transported back to Weakley County last week pending a preliminary hearing in Weakley County Circuit Court at 9 a.m. on Nov. 13.
He is being held without bond in the Weakley County Detention Center.