Indictments handed down in multiple murders
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office have served charges on the two individuals responsible for the Lincoln County murder spree that left six people dead in October 2012 after they were indicted by the Lincoln County grand jury on Tuesday.
Henry Lee Burrell, 36, of Fayetteville, Tenn. and Zakkawanda Zawumba Moss also known as “Face,” 35, of New Market, Ala. were each indicted on six counts of first degree murder. On October 22, 2013, the 17th Judicial District Attorney General requested TBI to investigate the deaths of three people discovered in a home located at 3264 Huntsville Highway at approximately 9:00 a.m. in Lincoln County. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department discovered the bodies of 23-year-old Chabreya Campbell, 16-month-old Rashad Obrian Ragland and 21-year-old Amber McCaulley of Huntsville, Ala. after Campbell’s three-year-old child, Vinnie Crutcher, called a relative from his mother’s cell phone saying his mother and baby brother would not wake up. Campbell was also pregnant at the time of her death. After receiving the child’s call, family members went to the residence, got into the home and contacted authorities.
At approximately 6:08 p.m. that evening, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department responded to a second related crime scene at a residence located at 4 Fox Wood Drive in Fayetteville after a family member reported the victim, Jessica Brown, 22, and her two-month-old baby missing. Brown was found murdered in her residence, however, the infant was unharmed.
The next day on October 23, 2013, 24-year-old Warren Crutcher was discovered dead along a fence row on State Line Road just across the Tennessee Alabama state line. Crutcher resided at both Fayetteville homes where the Tennessee victims were found as he had children with women at both residences. It is believe he was killed at Campbell’s residence.
Through the course of the investigation, it was learned that Burrell had begun assisting Crutcher in his drug dealing business after the two met while incarcerated. Moss was a friend of Burrell’s and also began dealing drugs with Burrell and Crutcher. Burrell and Moss decided Crutcher was not sharing enough of the businesses proceeds and decided to rob him. The murders occurred while they were searching the two homes for drugs and money. The cause of death for each victim is not being released at this time.
Both Burrell and Moss were served with the charges yesterday. Burrell is currently in the Ventress Correctional Facility in Clayton, Ala. where he is serving a sentence for assault and violation of parole. Moss is in the Kilby Correctional Facility in Montgomery, Ala. where he is serving a 20 year sentence for robbery and violation of parole. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department has put a hold on Burrell and Moss for extradition on the murder charges.
TBI, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, the Madison County Sheriff’s Department in Alabama, the Fayetteville Police Department and U.S. Marshals Service all assisted investigation.