Smithville man charged in stabbing death of girlfriend

Anthony Crews
Anthony Crews

SMITHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Smithville man has been charged with killing his girlfriend after he reported finding her body to authorities Thursday afternoon.

According to a news release, Anthony Crews, 42, called 911 to report he had discovered his girlfriend’s body once he had returned home.

Authorities later determined Crews had committed the crime and made up the story.

Ashley Bain, 28, was found stabbed to death on the floor of a bedroom at the Cookeville Highway home she shared with Crews.

Bain had been stabbed numerous times on her upper body. It is not known how long Bain had been dead before authorities were notified.

Officials believe they know the motive for the crime but it was not immediately released.

Crews was booked into the DeKalb County jail on $250,000 bond.

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