published Friday, October 7th, 2011

Crossville: Woman found dead behind gas station identified, man arrested

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    Photo released by the TBI looking to identify the body of Summer Nicole Nelms. Nelms died of multiple blunt force trauma and stab wounds.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has identified the woman whose naked, dead body was found Tuesday behind a BP gas station in Crab Orchard, Tenn.

The woman was Summer Nicole Nelms, 35, of Knoxville, according to TBI spokeswoman Kristin Helm.

This morning a special session of the Cumberland County grand jury was assembled and handed down a first-degree murder indictment on Alan Stacy Rogers, 32, of 154 Harris Street, Pines, N.C.

Rogers is in custody without bond in a North Carolina jail.

Rogers is a truck driver from North Carolina who investigators believe picked up Nelms in Knoxville, killed her, then dumped her body.

A preliminary autopsy revealed that Nelms died of multiple blunt force trauma and stab wounds.

See Saturday’s Times Free Press for complete coverage.

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NoMyth said...

Nice work by the authorities to apprehend a suspect so quickly.

October 7, 2011 at 7:14 p.m.
Pass_it_on said...

Wonder how many more women did he kill and got away with it?

October 7, 2011 at 11:42 p.m.
jesse said...

recreational killers!need to waive constitutional rights for these animals and eliminate them at the gitgo!

as a retired truck driver this puts a bad image on a lot of people out there trying to make a living!

October 8, 2011 at 11:31 a.m.
truth4allen said...

Allen was a hard working family man. He drove truck so he could support his family. There is a lot of information on him, not a lot on the victim...He was a great friend and father. He had been married to his wife for 10 years. He was in my wedding. What happened was unfortunate, and horrible. I am amazed at how quickly people are to condemn a man before he has even been tried and the truth can come out.

October 19, 2011 at 7:26 p.m.
slthomas892011 said...

The victim was a good friend of mine. In my opinion Allen is a sick individual.

October 26, 2011 at 12:37 a.m.
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