Mother, grandparents of McMinnville homicide suspect arrested

Wesley Leverett (Courtesy: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)

MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The mother and grandparents of a homicide suspect were arrested for reportedly trying to hinder the investigation.

They were taken into custody as the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation looked into the death of Barry Cole.

His body was discovered on Feb. 6 inside his Lind Street home in McMinnville. Authorities later identified 26-year-old Wesley Leverett as a suspect, and he was arrested and charged with one count of criminal homicide on Feb. 18.

Barry Cole (Courtesy: Angie Russell)

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On Friday, Leverett’s mother, 54-year-old Debra Daniels, and his grandparents, 82-year-old Charles Daniels and 79-year-old Dorothy Daniels, were taken into custody.

They were each charged with one count of accessory after the fact and one count of tampering with evidence.

Debra, who faces an additional charge of resisting arrest following her encounter with police Friday, was booked into the Warren County Jail on $35,000 bond.

Her parents’ bond was set at $15,000 each.