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Tennessee Woman Wanted In Wyoming Death Arrested

Posted at 9:57 PM, Aug 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-27 22:57:18-04

A Tennessee woman wanted in Wyoming in connection with the death of a man who’s believed to have been pushed off a moving train has been arrested in Arkansas.

The Sentinel-Record reported 29-year-old Ashley Nicole Chandler of Cookeville was arrested Thursday in Hot Springs.

Sweetwater County, Wyoming, Sheriff Mike Lowell said Chandler has been wanted as an accessory after the fact in the death of Eric Barrett of Royal, Arkansas.

Barrett's body was found August 19, and authorities said they believe he was pushed off a train by a man who has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the case and has been arrested in Texas.

Jail records showed Chandler was being held without bond. Court records did not list an attorney for her, but said she has been scheduled for a September 5 extradition hearing.