NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A U.S. man has been charged with dismembering the body of a woman and eating part of her corpse, officials said Tuesday. Gregory S. Hale, 37, was arrested at his rural Manchester Tennessee home Sunday and is charged with premeditated first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse, Coffee County District Attorney Mickey Layne told The Associated Press. Police say that Gregory Scott Hale, 37, admitted to the gruesome murder and subsequent cannibalism of 36-year-old Lisa Hyder of Dekalb County. Hale told authorities he beheaded Hyder and cut off her hands and feet and placed the body parts in plastic buckets, according to the warrant. It says Hale buried the torso in a burn pile at the residence. Hale also admitted to “eating part of the victim,” according to the warrant. A friend of the suspect told WSMV that Hale was a self-described devil worshiper who lost his job at a slaughterhouse because he was caught performing a satanic ritual with animal remains.
Mark Lynn Pearcy, DOB 12/09/1975, is a sex offender and METH dealer, an affidavit in the Holly Bobo kidnapping and murder case said that his brother Jeffrey Pearcy “has a video on an electronic device of Holly Bobo after she was kidnapped from her home‘that will prove to be beneficial in the prosecution of a current on-going investigation being conducted by the TBI.’ NewsChannel 5 obtained court documents from Decatur County, which suggested Mark Lynn Pearcy, his photo above, may have appeared in a video that could possibly be connected to the kidnapping of nursing student Holly Bobo. Mark Pearcy was arrested on May 29 2014 and charged with Accessory After the Fact and Tampering with evidence. Documents showed that, according to a witness, Mark Lynn Pearcy was identified as being in that video when it was recorded but officials will not comment on the content of the video. Mark Pearcy’s criminal history is considerably long, 50 charges, including possession of METH, vandalism, unlawful gun possession and statutory rape. Mark Lynn Pearcy Last Known Address, 154 CAMPGROUND ROAD, DECATURVILLE TN 38329, see map CLICK HERE.
Meth use and manufacturing are increasing at an alarming rate in rural West Tennessee. Rural communities are now the favored location for manufacturing Methamphetamine. Clandestine lab operators are able to produce more meth with less fear of getting caught because of the lower population density of rural communities like Hollaway TN.
Rural areas have become a target for methamphetamine labs because the chemicals necessary for its production, such as those in fertilizers, are readily available in rural and farming communities. The labs can be located in isolated areas, which help manufacturers hide the associated traffic and manufacturing process.
Methamphetamine is a white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder that is taken by mouth, snorted, injected by a needle or smoked. According to the web site DrugFacts, methamphetamine increases the release of dopamine, which is common for most drugs that are abused. Dopamine is involved in reward, motivation, the pleasure experience, and motor function. Meth’s ability to release dopamine rapidly in reward portions of the brain produces the intense euphoria, “rush” or “flash.” The rush lasts only a few minutes and is described as extremely pleasurable.
Chronic meth abuse significantly changes how the brain functions. It reduces motor skills and impairs verbal learning. It affects areas of the brain associated with emotion and memory. Repeated meth use is characterized by compulsively seeking the drug and some of these changes persist long after the use of the drug is stopped. Meth can make a person’s mood change quickly he might feel excited and then become angry and violent.
‘Breaking Bad’ A-Team Gang Members Jason Autry and Zach Adams Charged with Murder of Holly Bobo Were Stealing Anhydrous Ammonia to Make Meth. A-Team Gang Members Jason Autry and Zach Adams were siphoning anhydrous ammonia from local Holladay TN farms, it’s a prime ingredient in illicit methamphetamine manufacturing.
ZACH ADAMS ‘METH COOKER’, NH3 or Anhydrous ammonia is extremely dangerous, see his arrests #2 and #5 above. Zach Adams Rap Sheet Has Arrests For Possession of Anhydrous Ammonia Used to Make Pure Meth. Zach Adams has been making Meth since at least May 15th, 2006 when he was arrested for the Manufacture of Meth he has several arrests for possession of NH3 anhydrous ammonia one in March 1st 2013 and one on June 24th 2013 which is one of the main components of meth, he appears to have set up a lab at 235 Adams Ln Holladay TN to make pure meth.
TBI Director Mark Gwyn said Holly Bobo’s murder kidnapping case has to do with meth. “I worked one of the first methamphetamine-related murders back into the 90s, where a guy kidnapped two young men, tortured them for seven days, killed both of them, threw them off into Center Hill Lake,” Gwyn said. “Fast-forward to 2014, and I thought in my career that would be the only time I would ever see anything like that.”