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Missing man found dead in Bradley County; four arrested

The Bradley County Sheriff's Office says a man was shot to death in Cleveland and his body was thrown over a cliff near Copperhill, Tenn.

Tyler Worth's father filed a missing persons report on Oct. 15. Worth had not been seen since Oct. 11, the sheriff's office said.

Worth was reportedly picked up and taken to Hughes Lake Rd. where he was shot three times in the back, Sheriff Eric Watson said.

Authorities recovered Worth's body over the weekend and it has been taken to Nashville for an autopsy.

Warrants have been executed against a number of suspects, including 20-year-old Ashley Marie Rutlidge, 31-year-old Guss Roy Hawkins, and Jody Hughes.

This is a developing story. Stay with the Times Free Press for updates. 

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