published Friday, September 20th, 2013

Second suspect arrested in quadruple murder on Renegade Mountain

A second suspect has been arrested in the quadruple homicide that left several teenagers dead in a car on Renegade Mountain last week.

Two suspects in the Cumberland County homicide were indicted today by a grand jury, officials said.

Jacob Allen Bennett, 26, of Crab Orchard, Tenn., was indicted on four counts of premeditated murder, four counts of felony murder and two counts of attempted aggravated robbery, according to release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Bennett has been in custody since the day of the killings.

Bennett's girlfriend, Brittany Lina Yvonn Moser, 25, of Dayton, Tenn., was with him at the time of the killings and was charged on indictments with the same counts. Moser was taken into custody this morning at her home on Railroad Street in Dayton.

According to investigators, the victims, Rikki Danielle Jacobsen, 22, Domonic Lewis Davis, 17, and Steven Michael Presley, 17, and Jonathan Raymond Lajeunesse, 16, were found shot to death in Jacobsen's vehicle on Renegade Mountain on Sept. 12.

TBI officials say the attempted aggravated robbery charges stem from Bennett and Moser attempting to rob Jacobsen and Davis during a marijuana exchange.

Bennett and Moser will be arraigned today.

about Ben Benton...

Ben Benton is a news reporter at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He covers Southeast Tennessee and previously covered North Georgia education. Ben has worked at the Times Free Press since November 2005, first covering Bledsoe and Sequatchie counties and later adding Marion, Grundy and other counties in the northern and western edges of the region to his coverage. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Tenn., a graduate of Bradley Central High School. Benton ...

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