Person of interest in truck driver shooting death now charged with murder


SHELBY CO., Tenn. ( – UPDATE 1/9/2020: The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office says James Huddleston, who was named a person of interest in the shooting death of a truck driver, has now been charged with murder.

Dajuante Stuart, photo courtesy: WKRN

The SCSO says Huddleston faces several felony charges, including first degree murder.


1/9/2020 – The person of interest, in the homicide of the truck driver who was found early Wednesday morning in the cab of his truck on I-269, has surrendered to Shelby County Deputies.

Local 24 News will update this story as more information is made available.


A truck driver was found shot to death in the cab of his truck early Wednesday morning.

Deputies say 30-year-old Dajuante Stuart, of Hermitage, Tennessee, was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound. He was in the cab of his truck which was parked on the shoulder of I-269 near Macon Road.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has identified a person of interest, and detectives believe that person of interest has a tattoo on his arm and is possibly wearing a backpack. 

You are asked to call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH if you have information that could help investigators. You could earn a cash reward.

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