published Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Two men charged with killing teen in Cherokee National Forest

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today charged two men with first degree murder in Monroe County after the victim was found shot to death in the Bald River Falls area of the Cherokee National Forest on Tuesday.

Charles Kile, 51, and Steven Chrisman Jr., 31, have both been arrested and charged with one count of first-degree murder today. The victim, 18-year-old Justin Click, of Sweetwater, Tenn., was found shot multiple times off an embankment from a gravel road just inside the Tennessee state line from North Carolina.

The three were in a secluded area of the park swimming and drinking when Click was shot.

TBI was contacted by federal park law enforcement to investigate the murder after Click’s body was discovered.

Kile was arraigned and booked into the Monroe County jail on a $250,000 bond. Chrisman will be arraigned later today.

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