A Texas man has been arrested in connection with a body found floating Saturday night in Kentucky Lake, thanks to a joint investigation by Tennessee and Kentucky law enforcement agencies.
Jeffery Rogers, 60, of Arlington was arrested Tuesday afternoon by Texas Rangers in Fort Worth.
He was charged with one count each of abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence, based on warrants signed in Henry County by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
In addition to the TBI and Texas Rangers, officers with the Kentucky State Police, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Henry County Sheriff’s Department took part in the investigation.
According to information from the TBI, the incident began on Saturday night after a woman’s body was discovered in a plastic container found floating in Kentucky Lake just north of the Tennessee state line.
On Monday, at the request of 24th District Attorney General Matt Stowe, TBI agents joined the investigation. An autopsy was performed by the Kentucky state medical examiner and the cause of death was ruled homicide.
During the course of the investigation, agents developed information that indicated that Rogers used a boat rented in Henry County to dispose of the body in Kentucky Lake.
Roger’s bond was set at $1 million and he awaits extradition to Tennessee.
The homicide investigation remains active and ongoing, the TBI stated.