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Fifth person arrested, charged in 2013 Decatur Co. murder

Christopher Ryan Mays
Posted at 4:07 PM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 17:07:49-04

DECATURVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested a fifth person in connection to a 2013 Decatur County murder.

TBI officials say Christopher Ryan Mays was indicted by a Decatur County Grand Jury on charges of felony murder, criminal conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery and especially aggravated robbery.

They say he and four others are responsible for the death of 28-year-old John Wesley Conway in November of 2013.

Conway was found shot and killed in the 2200 block of Mount Lebanon Road in Decaturville. In 2019, the other four men were indicted in Conway’s murder. Earlier this year, William Crawley, Mickey “Earl” Harris, Dustin “Dusty” Lovelace, and Franklin Shane Rushing were served with arrest warrants.

Mays was taken into custody Wednesday and booked into the Decatur County Jail with a bond of $50,000.