3rd person present at Marion County shooting, sheriff says

3rd person present at Marion County shooting, sheriff says

February 11th, 2011 by Ben Benton in Local - Breaking News

Jarrod Pickett

There were three people in Marion County slaying victim Kenneth Hudson's truck when he was shot Monday, officials say.

Sheriff Ronnie "Bo" Burnett would not identify the third person, but he said that person was interviewed Friday, helping authorities piece together some of the events that unfolded on Monday that left Hudson dead and suspect Jarrod Pickett on the run.

Pickett, 26, was arrested Wednesday on charges of felony murder in connection with the shooting.

Investigators earlier in the week said a juvenile or juveniles were at the scene of the shooting, but Burnett since has refused to comment on the presence of juveniles.

More interviews are planned Monday, and Pickett faces a preliminary hearing next week.

For complete details, see tomorrow's Chattanooga Times Free Press.