The case against Samuel Rich of Shelbyville, Tennessee, was moved from general sessions to circuit court based on a criminal information. Criminal information is a document that can move cases from general sessions to circuit court when the defendant waives their right to be tried in front of a grand jury. This must be cleared up before the case can be heard in circuit court. Rich was sentenced to three years in prison and three years probation for the crime.
Earlier this month, the Bedford County Grand Jury returned indictments against Rich on seven felony counts, including attempted first-degree murder. Rich’s father, Charles, has not commented on the case. Law enforcement officials have not released any further information. However, Davidson County records show that Rich is currently being held without bond. A court date for the case in Nashville has not been scheduled.
On Aug. 13, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation put Samuel Rich on its Most Wanted List. He had committed several crimes and was wanted in Tennessee, including attempted murder and theft of property. The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office and the TBI were able to track him down and apprehend him. However, authorities are urging the public to be cautious when approaching Rich. He is considered armed and dangerous and should be taken seriously.
The suspect is Samuel Rich, the son of Bedford County Judge Charles Rich. Investigators believe that Samuel Rich drove Will Warner to the area where he shot him, then left his body behind in the street. The victim’s mother said that her son had never met a stranger and that he had no reason to shoot her son.
The evidence against Rich focused on the timeline of events surrounding Warner’s death. A computer forensic expert explained how to use breathalyzer data to track Rich’s movements. After the incident, Rich drove to a wooded area on Hilltop Road. He allegedly left Boyce’s cell phone in the car’s dog food bag.