Woman Charged with Killing Montgomery Man Who'd Been Reported Missing


By CBS 8 News

Montgomery police say they've arrested Tasha Atchison and charged her with the death of Paul Tatum, Jr., who'd been reported missing yesterday.

Police have charged Atchison with murder. She is being held under a $75,000 bond.

Police say Sunday morning, they got a report of a missing person, Paul Tatum Jr.  They say his stepson told them Tatum had not been seen since Saturday.

Police say they went to Tatum's home on Longview Court, where they say they discovered indications of foul play.

Police say at approximately 3 p.m. Sunday, ABI agents found a body later identified as Tatum's in Lowndes County off of Alabama Highway 21.

Police say Tatum, 65,  and Atchison, 29, were acquaintances, but had been involved in an argument that escalated.

No other information has been released about how Tatum was killed.