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Man Arrested For Plan To Kill Wife Back In Tennessee

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Tyrone Tackett being led into the Sumner County Jail by Hendersonville Police Detectives on Friday. Tyrone Tackett being led into the Sumner County Jail by Hendersonville Police Detectives on Friday.

by Adam Ghassemi

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. – Hendersonville Police have brought a man back from Florida who they said was involved in the disappearance of his wife more than eight years ago.

On Friday afternoon, two Hendersonville detectives arrived back in Tennessee from Florida with Tyrone Tackett. He was booked into the Sumner County jail in Gallatin.

On Friday, authorities announced a grand jury indicted Tackett on July 8 on charges of solicitation to commit murder of his wife, Salena.

"The indictment alleges that he requested and procured someone to kill Salena Harris or Salena Tackett and that he intended for her to be killed," said Sumner County District Attorney Ray Whitley.

"We hope that this will be a huge step in the process of bringing this whole case to a resolution," added Sgt. Jim Vaughn with the Hendersonville Police Department.

Police would not release any further details in order not to jeopardize their case.

Tackett was arrested at his home in Dade City, Florida, near Tampa, on Wednesday.

Salena Tackett disappeared on January 30, 2003. Tyrone reported her missing, claiming she just walked away from their Hendersonville home, leaving the couple's then two-year-old daughter and her purse behind.

NewsChannel 5 was told the couple had a very turbulent relationship, and even fought the morning Salena disappeared.

Extensive searching never led to Salena.

"Now that Mr. Tackett has been arrested people may decide to talk to us," added Sgt. Vaughn.

In January, new Hendersonville Police Chief Mickey Miller re-opened the cold case. Miller is famous for solving cold cases, including the Marsha Trimble murder.

"Our motto is that we will not give up on any case. As long as it's open we'll continue to work on it," said Chief Miller.

Investigators won't say what they found, only that Miller encouraged them to recheck everything.

"Basically three things. Identify what you have. Identify what you need. Then stop talking about it, go out and do it," said Hendersonville Police Lt. Scott Ryan.

Tackett will be in court on July 22 for arraignment. 

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