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County woman indicted for Union murder

A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Union County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the indictment of an Andersonville woman on murder charges.

On July 23, at the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, TBI Special Agents joined Union County detectives in investigating the death of Timothy Ray Smith, 46.

On that day, deputies with Union County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home in the 900 block of Highway 61 West in Andersonville where they found the victim deceased.

During the course of the investigation, Agents identified Shannon Smith, 44, the victim’s wife, as the individual responsible for his death.

Tuesday, Aug. 8, the Union County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Shannon Smith with one count of Second Degree Murder.

She was arrested Tuesday afternoon and booked into the Union County Jail on a $250,000 bond.