HAMBLEN COUNTY, TENN. - UPDATE: 5/15/17: An argument that turned physical led to the shooting death of a teenager in Morristown over the weekend, according to the arrest warrant.
The warrant states that Hodges "and his girlfriend" were in his 2008 Toyota Camry and got into a domestic dispute. It says the dispute became physical and "Hodges discharged a firearm." Hodges also admitted firing the weapon to investigators.
Authorities say Hodges will be arraigned in the Hamblen County Jail sometime on Monday.
UPDATE 5/14/17: Hamblen County Sheriff Esco Jarnagin has identified the 16-year-old girl shot and killed Friday night as Tamia Clark, a student at Morristown East High School.
The sheriff said Clark was a member of the high school's band.
19-year-old Dalton Mitchell Hodges is charged with second-degree murder in Clark's death.
Officials said Clark was found inside Hodges' Toyota Camry at Cherokee Park in Morristown just before midnight Friday.
Jarnagin said deputies believe there was an on-and-off relationship between Clark and Hodges.
Hodges is being held without bond in the Hamblen County Jail.
PREVIOUS STORY: Hamblen County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a man and charged him with second degree murder in the death of a 16-year-old girl late Friday night.
Officers responded to a shooting at Cherokee Park in Morristown just before midnight. 911 dispatchers advised them 19-year-old Dalton Mitchell Hodges was the suspected shooter.
According to an official report, deputies found the 16-year-old victim inside Hodges' Toyota Camry with a gunshot wound to the head. Sheriff Esco Jarnagin said she was shot with a small caliber hand gun and was pronounced dead after she arrived at UT Medical Center.
Officers took Hodges into custody and placed him at the Hamblen County Jail. He's charged with second degree murder and is being held without bond.
A group of campers staying the night at Cherokee park said they were with the pair earlier that day. They said Hodges was a friend of friend.
"He seemed fine. Didn't seem like anything was bothering him. He helped us set up the tents," Jordan Duggan said. After setting up their tents, Duggan and his friends left the campsite. When they returned, officers were on scene.
"It was crazy. There were cops everywhere and couple of ambulances," Duggan said. He said he and his friends were shaken by the incident.
Sheriff Jarnagin says Hodges knew the teen, and the department's investigation revealed an on-and-off relationship between the two.
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