Jury indicts woman for hiding suspect in Washington Co. inmate death

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Washington County, Tennessee, court officials confirm that a local woman has been indicted by a grand jury for helping a man suspected in the death of a Washington County Jail inmate. 

Court officials say that Candyce Stout was indicted on two counts of accessory after the fact for helping Jonathan Pearson hide from police. 

Pearson was indicted on charges of aggravated assault resulting in death and conspiracy-aggravated assault resulting in the death of Joesph Lockner

Lockner was pronounced dead Dec. 21, 2018, after being found by jailers. 

According to court documents, investigators say Stout knew about Pearson’s charges and helped him hide from police. 

Stout currently being held at the Washington County Jail. 

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