Authorities in Tennessee have captured a registered sex offender, Jerry Buck Inman, in connection with the bikini strangulation death of a Clemson University junior Tiffany Marie Souers.
Tennessee police arrested Jerry Buck Inman, 35, during a traffic stop near his parents’ home in Dandridge, Tenn., on charges of murder, rape and kidnapping, for the death of Tiffany Marie Souers, according to Jefferson County Sheriff David Davenport (Fox News)
Registered sex offender taken into custody near his parents’ home in Tenn.
Jerry Buck Inman, who was wanted on arrest warrants for murder, rape and kidnapping, was taken into custody without resistance during a traffic stop about a mile from his parents’ home in Dandridge, Tenn., Sheriff David Davenport said.
The family of Tiffany Marie Souers were obviously relieved at the arrest of this sexual predator who has been linked to the murder of their daughter by DNA.
Souers’ brother said he was smiling from ear-to-ear when he learned Inman had been arrested. “I gave my mom a hug and she said she felt happy for the first time in a while,” 16-year-old Trevor Souers said. “I was just really relieved.”
Once again, why are we not surprised that the alleged murderer is a repeat sex offender. Aren’t they always? When is this country going to start treating these people for what they are? Why is it OK for these predators to be walking the street and a danger to us all? Law abiding innocent people do not care any longer what these predator’s problems are in life. They are a danger and have to be locked away.
The 35-year-old construction worker was registered as a sex offender in Florida in September after he was released from prison for kidnapping and sexual battery. He also was registered in North Carolina. His last address is listed as Dandridge, Tenn. His mother, Vera McArthur, told The Greenville News earlier Tuesday that her son is bipolar and often suicidal, and had no idea South Carolina authorities were looking for him. She said he had been doing construction work in Tennessee and hasn’t been in South Carolina recently as far as she knows. “He just takes off and is gone a couple of days,” McArthur told the newspaper. (MSNBC)
UPDATE: Inman Confessed to Bikini Slay, Two Other Attacks
A convicted sex offender charged Wednesday with first-degree murder, kidnapping and rape in the bikini strangulation death of a Clemson University junior has confessed to the murder and two other sexual attacks in two other states, authorities said.
Jerry Buck Inman, 35, confessed to the May 26 murder of Tiffany Marie Souers, 20, as well as two sexual attacks of blond women in Tennessee and Alabama, The Anderson Independent-Mail reported Wednesday.