Woman, 5-year-old son found dead in Tenn.; Man arrested

Ross Anderson
(Courtesy: Cleveland Police Department)

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man was arrested in Rutherford County Tuesday after a woman and her 5-year-old son were found dead.

Police in Cleveland, Tennessee, told News 2 they responded to a home to do a welfare check Monday afternoon.

Rachael Johnson and her son were found dead inside of apparent gunshot wounds.

Ross Anderson, 31, was arrested after a Rutherford County man called police saying he showed up and said his home “seemed like a nice place to stay,” authorities reported.

Deputies took Anderson to St. Thomas Rutherford for an evaluation before booking him into jail. He’s on hold in Rutherford from Bradley County, where Cleveland, Tennessee, is located.

The homicides appear to be domestic related. The investigation is ongoing.

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