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  1. #1
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    Apr 2013

    TN - Bobby Dozier, 80, found murdered, Springville, 14 Sept 2014


    Henry County Sheriff Monte Belew said Dozier was first reported missing on Monday... HCSO began assisting CCSO in an attempt to find Dozier by tracking his cell phone signal, which led deputies to the area of the Tennessean Golf Club in Springville, which is in the eastern part of Henry County. He said deputies saturated the area Monday afternoon and evening without finding Dozier.

    Belew said that at the same time deputies were looking for Dozier near the golf course, they learned that Dozierís dog had been found on Port Road near a boat ramp, which he said is a substantial distance from the golf course. On Tuesday morning... Dozierís 2010 Ford Focus was found in a different part of the county parked in the parking lot of Progressive Baptist Church, located at 1040 Rison St. near TN 69 in Paris...

    Tuesday afternoon, Dozierís body was found on Tennessee Trail, which Belew said is a small, gravel road near the Tennessean Golf Club. The body was found in some thick, dense brush, and a homicide investigation was initiated at that time, Belew said.

    The Henry County Sheriffís Office held a press conference Monday morning to make the announcement that Toby B. Carter, 37, of 383 Russwood Drive in Springville, Tennessee, has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated kidnapping in the death of Dozier, 80, who lived in New Concord...

    Carter has a criminal history in Illinois and had been charged with at least three felonies in the past. He said Carter had been out of an Illinois state peneteniary for about 17 months.

    This was a quick arrest due to some new resources in Henry County, "I would like to make mention our new crime scene technician unit"... The Henry County crime scene unit formed just eight weeks ago, "It is a new division and it was very helpful."

    The unit helped in documenting and gathering minute pieces of evidence, including DNA at the scene of Bobby Dozier's death, even using aerial drones.

  2. #2
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    Apr 2013
    From September 2015:


    Also during Tuesday’s court proceedings, a jury trial was set to begin Feb. 22, 2016, for Toby Carter, 38, of 383 Russwood Drive in Springville. Carter is charged with first-degree murder.

    The trial is expected to last four to five days.

  3. #3
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    Oct 2014
    Toby Carter Murder Trial Moved to October


    Paris, Tenn.- Due to a joint motion from the defense and prosecution, the Toby Carter trial which was set to begin on July 18 was rescheduled for Monday October 24th, 2016 in Henry County Court. Court Clerk Mike Wilson said material witnesses for the case are unavailable in July and Judge Donald Parish approved the motion to move the case to October on Tuesday.

    Carter, 38, of Springville, was indicted by a Henry County Grand Jury in March of 2015 for first degree murder charges stemming from the shooting death of Bobby Dozier, 80, of Clarksville in September of 2014. Dozier had a home in the New Concord area and was found dead near Olde Tennessee Trail in Springville.
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  4. #4
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    Oct 2014
    Carter Sentenced To 24 Years In Prison - October 21st


    A Springville man was sentenced in Henry County Circuit Court to serve 24 years in a state prison after he pleaded guilty to the murder of a Clarksville man in 2014.

    Toby Carter, age 40, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder following an agreement reached today by Carter and the District Attorney’s office.

    Carter had been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Bobby Dozier and the case was set to go to trial beginning Monday. Five-seven days had been set aside in the local courtroom for the trial.

    Carter pleaded guilty to the charge of second-degree murder late Friday and Judge Donald Parish imposed the agreed-upon sentence of 24 years, of which 100 percent will be served in the Tennessee Department of Corrections.

    According to Court Clerk Mike Wilson, members of the Dozier family as well as relatives of Carter were present when Carter entered the guilty plea.

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