Woman charged with manslaughter in boyfriend’s death

Tonya Baughman (Courtesy:  Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)
Tonya Baughman (Courtesy: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)

HARRIMAN, Tenn. (WKRN) – A woman from Harriman, Tennessee, was arrested and charged in her boyfriend’s death.

Tonya Baughman, 46, was taken into custody Saturday and charged with one count of voluntary manslaughter.

On Friday, Baughman’s boyfriend, 44-year-old Ellis Hamby Jr., was found deceased inside the Leslie Drive home the couple shared.

Preliminary information showed that he died from gunshots wounds, but officials are still waiting for the autopsy results.

During the course of the investigation, which included the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, authorities determined that Baughman was responsible for her boyfriend’s death.

She was booked into the Morgan County Jail, where she was later released on her own recognizance.