JOINT CASE YIELDS SECOND ARREST IN 2010 HARDIN COUNTY HOMICIDE


JACKSON – In an ongoing joint investigation, Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and authorities from the Savannah Police Department and Hardin County Sheriff’s Department have arrested and charged a second individual, a Savannah man, in connection to a 2010 homicide.

At the request of former 24th District Attorney General Hansel McAdams, TBI Special Agents joined the homicide investigation into the death of Otylier Callens on September 8, 2010, the same day officers from the Savannah Police Department found the body of the 80-year-old in her Ryan Street home. During the course of the investigation, authorities developed information leading to Michael Scott Mowdy (DOB 3-24-83) as an individual responsible for the crime.

On Friday, authorities arrested the Savannah man and charged him with one count of First Degree Murder, one count of Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder, and one count of Especially Aggravated Robbery. He was subsequently booked into the Hardin County Jail, where, at the time of this release, he was being held without bond.

In May, authorities arrested and charged Callens’ daughter, Patsy Lynn Shelby (DOB 6-4-50), in connection to the crime. Details on her arrest can be found on the TBI’s blog at www.TBINewsroom.com.

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