November 01, 2011
More than two years after she disappeared, two men will now be charged in connection with the death of Megan Maxwell.
Maxwell's burned car was found in April 2009. There was no sign of the 19-year-old from Newport until her remains were finally discovered in November of 2010.
At a press conference Wednesday morning, investigators said the Cocke County Grand Jury had indicted Jeffrey Lee Stock, 43, with felony murder, rape, theft over $1,000, and arson. Stock had long been a person of interest in Maxwell's disappearance and murder. He is already in federal prison on unrelated charges.
Stock's father, Terry Stock, 64, was indicted for being an accessory after the fact. He was arrested by the U.S. Marshall's Service in Flat Rock, Indiana Tuesday.
Investigators released no further information about how Maxwell was killed.
Maxwell's mother, Lisa, was at the press conference. She said she's on "cloud 9" with this news. She thanked the investigators and the community for all their help and support.