Three Arraigned In Tennessee In Edmondson Case (2018-06-01 14:59:48)

Three suspects in the kidnapping and possible death of Carlton Lamar Edmondson were arraigned in Tennessee Thursday.

The Watauga Democrat reports Brittany Michelle Arnold, 25, of Mountain City, Tenn., Michael Stacey-James May, 39, of Zionville, and James Combs, 30, of Zionville, each were assigned an attorney by Tennessee Criminal Court Judge Lisa Rice and made an initial plea of “not guilty.”

All three are charged with first-degree murder, especially aggravated kidnapping, conspiracy to commit especially aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault, extortion and conspiracy to commit extortion.

According to the report, Assistant District Attorney Robin Ray requested the suspects next court date to come after the extradition from North Carolina of Robert Leroy Littleton III, of Fleetwood, which is expected in July.

Littleton has court dates in Watauga County on unrelated charges July 13 and August 7. Judge Rice set the next court date for Arnold, May and Combs on August 7.

According to authorities, Edmondson was kidnapped from his Morganton home in January, and eventually taken to the Trade Tennessee area, beaten and was left in the woods. Edmondson has not been found.