Police Arrest Suspect in Lake County Death

Melissa Blackburn Newsom
Melissa Blackburn Newsom

Police Arrest Suspect in Lake County Death
By: Christy Hendricks

RIDGELY, Tenn. - Police arrested a suspect in connection with the death of a Ridgely, Tennessee man Friday.
Melissa Blackburn Newsom, 37, faces vehicular homicide and burglary of a motor vehicle charges. According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Newsom has a lengthy crime history.
State prison laborers found the body 69-year-old Charles McElyea about 11 a.m. Thursday at the old city dump in Ridgely. His body was sent to Nashville for an autopsy.
Newsom remains in the Lake County Jail.