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13-year-old charged with assault, 15-year-old charged with murder after New Year's Eve party in Dyersburg turned violent

Police said the 15-year-old murder suspect, who is from Ridgely, turned himself in Saturday afternoon.

DYERSBURG, Tenn. — UPDATE 1/7/2022 - Dyersburg Police said Friday a 13-year-old is now charged in connection with a party and New Year’s Eve homicide.

Dyersburg Police said the 13-year-old is charged with aggravated assault, accused of beating an 18-year-old woman after the shooting death of Nicholas Sampson on Light Street. The victim told investigators she was hit in the head by the young teen while inside a home where a crowd of adults and juveniles had gathered for a party.

Police said moments before the woman was hit, 20-year-old Sampson was shot and killed by a 15-year-old at the same party.

The woman was treated at the hospital.

The 13-year-old is being held at the Dyer County Juvenile detention pending a hearing.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 731-288-7679.

January 6, 2022 New Year’s Eve homicide investigation results in an additional teen charged with aggravated assault...

Posted by Dyersburg Police Department on Thursday, January 6, 2022


1/1/2022 - A teenager has been charged with murder after a New Year's Day shooting in Dyersburg.

According to the Dyersburg Police Department, officers found Nicholas Sampson, 20, from Dyersburg, shot multiple times just before 1 a.m. Saturday on Light Street.

Police said around 1 p.m., a 15-year-old from Ridgely turned himself in and was charged with first-degree murder. 

The Dyer County Juvenile Court ordered the teen to stay in jail, the department said.

Police are continuing to investigate the case. 

January 1, 2022 15 year old juvenile charged with murder January 1, 2022, Dyersburg police responded to Light Street,...

Posted by Dyersburg Police Department on Saturday, January 1, 2022

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