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Sheriff: Couple accused of killing, decapitating TN man arrested in Western NC

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Jamie Nunley (L) and Donovan Hargis (Source: Yancey Co. Detention) Jamie Nunley (L) and Donovan Hargis (Source: Yancey Co. Detention)
BURNSVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) -

Deputies said a couple wanted on first-degree murder charges out of Tennessee for killing and decapitated a man was arrested in Western North Carolina.

The Yancey County Sheriff's Office said 23-year-old Donavon Dakota Hargis and 40-year-old Jamie Nunley were arrested in their jurisdiction on Wednesday. Hargis and Nunley were both wanted out of Grundy County, Tennessee on charges of murder and felony abuse of a corpse.

Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum said Hargis and Nunley are charged in connection with the death of a man missing since March.

Shrum said the remains of Dylan Winton were found in October in a field.

Winton's body was partially buried and wood had been stacked on top of him.

His body had been decapitated and Shrum said investigators found the head buried in a bucket with gasoline in it 14 miles away.

Shrum said investigators learned Winton, Hargis and Nunley were all roommates at one time and evidence showed the two suspects were involved in the crime.

Deputies in Yancey County said they were contacted by Grundy County authorities, who believed the two were staying near Highway 19. The couple was located living in a camper near Langford Branch Road.

They were taken into custody without incident and are currently being held at the Yancey County Detention Center, awaiting extradition back to Tennessee.

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