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Possum Trot man critical after assault/arson

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - Updated: 10:49 AM

By Venita Fritz

Tribune-Courier 

General Manager

vfritz@tribunecourier.com

 

  A Possum Trot man is in critical but stable condition in Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville following a Friday night incident at his home at 427 Walker Harris Road.

  Edward Harris, 63, was discovered inside his home after firefighters responded to a smoke alarm call from a security company at approximately 8:30 p.m. Friday.  Harris had been badly beaten according to Detective Captain Matt Hilbrecht and lead investigator with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office.

  Hilbrecht said Harris was airlifted to Vanderbilt from a staging area along U.S. Hwy. 62. He said Harris’ injuries included blunt force trauma and burns.

  “We are following up on several leads that I believe will pan out and direct us to a suspect in the case,” said Hilbrecht.  

  Hilbrecht said Harris lived alone at the residence. 

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