Saturday 24th July 2021

Puryear Man Held On $1 M Bond For Murder Of Wife


Puryear, Tenn.–A Puryear man is being held on $1 M bond in the death of his wife.

 A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Henry County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the arrest of James Edward Caddell, age 75.

 At the request of 24th District Attorney General Matt Stowe, TBI Agents joined the Henry County Sheriff’s Office in investigating the death of Stella Duncan Caddell after her body was located Friday afternoon at her home on Duncan Lane in Puryear. She was 68.

During the course of the investigation, authorities developed information that identified James Edward Caddell, the victim’s husband, as the individual responsible for her death.

 On Friday evening, James Caddell was taken into custody and charged with one count of First Degree Murder, one count of Tampering with Evidence, and one count of Abuse of a Corpse. He was booked into the Henry County Jail on a $1 million bond.