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Giles County, TN Sheriff's Department
Wednesday September 12th, 2018 :: 05:23 p.m. CDT


Dimarco Murder Arrest

On September 9, 2018 at 11:47 P.M. deputies responded to 14635 Columbia Highway in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival to the residence deputies were advised of a male that had a gunshot wound. The victim was identified as Melvin Hyde age 56. Mr. Hyde is a resident of Giles County. Giles County EMS arrived on the scene and provided aide and transported the victim to Southern Tennessee Regional Hospital. Mr. Hyde was pronounced dead at Southern Tennessee Regional Hospital.
Investigators with the Giles County Sheriff’s Department along with Sheriff Kyle Helton, Chief Brandon Beard and Captain Joseph Purvis responded to the scene. A person of interest was identified and a search of that individual ensued. The person of interest was located and willingly came to the Giles County Sheriff’s Department. Jonathan Darrell Dimarco age 36 was arrested for Violation of Sex Offender Registry. Mr. Dimarco will appear in General Sessions Court on September 20, 2018 for these violations.
During the course of the lengthy investigation it led to the Indictment of Jonathan Darrell Dimarco for first degree murder, aggravated assault, and unlawful possession of weapon. Mr. Dimarco is being held in Giles County Jail on $200,000 bond and will appear in Circuit Court on September 24, 2018.
Sheriff Kyle Helton commended the numerous hours that the staff invested in bringing closure to the case. Sheriff Helton also commended the working relationship with community first responding agencies. Sheriff Helton praised Giles County EMS, Giles County Emergency Management, TWRA, Giles County Rescue Squad, District Attorney’s Office and Lawrence County Swift Water Rescue Team.

Giles County, TN Sheriff's Department
200 Thomas Gatlin Dr
Pulaski, TN 38478

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Non-emergencies: 931-363-2460

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