Accused killer Jonathan Seth Stalcup was escorted back to the Sevier County Jail on Wednesday after a preliminary hearing. His case was bound over to a grand jury.

SEVIERVILLE — The man who allegedly overheard the murder of Carolyn Bartles told a judge Wednesday that Jonathan Seth Stalcup killed her after a quarrel, possibly worried that she would tell authorities where to find him while he was wanted on other charges.

Dustin Justus was the first witness called to testify Wednesday afternoon during Stalcup’s preliminary hearing on first degree murder charges related to Bartles’ death.

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