Man robbed, thrown from car on I-65; 1 wanted

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GILES COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Two men were arrested and one remains on the loose after another man was robbed and thrown from a moving car on Interstate 65.

The Giles County Sheriff’s Department reported the incident happened on Aug. 8 after a passerby noticed the victim covered in blood on I-65.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital where he told police he travelled to Huntsville, Alabama, with three other men.

The victim said when they returned on I-65, they passed the location of his car. When he asked about it, they reportedly demanded his wallet.

Police say the victim refused to hand over his wallet and was assaulted. The men allegedly then threatened his life multiple times until the victim also handed over his cell phone.

The victim was thrown from the vehicle “to succumb to his injuries,” the Giles County Sheriff’s Department said.

The vehicle in question was later located on General Lee Drive in Culleoka, Tennessee.

An investigation then led authorities to three men: 50-year-old Mark Dugger, 58-year-old Marshall Cothron, and 32-year-old Jeremy Cothron.

Dugger was arrested on charges of criminal responsibility for first-degree murder, criminal responsibility for especially aggravated robbery, and criminal responsibility for aggravated assault. He’s being held in the Giles County jail on $1,010,000 bond.

Marshall Cothron was arrested two days later on Aug. 10 in Maury County. He was charged with attempted first-degree murder, criminal responsibility for especially aggravated robbery, and criminal responsibility for aggravated assault. He now sits in the Giles County jail on $1,010,000 bond.

Warrants have been obtained for Jeremy Cothron for attempted first-degree murder, especially aggravated robbery, and aggravated assault.

Anyone who sees or knows there whereabouts of Jeremy Cothron is urged to contact Giles County authorities at 931-363-3505.

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