Investigators: 'Poorly worded' ad causing concern, confusion in Hickman County

HICKMAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) - Authorities in Hickman County say there was no "murder or dismemberment," despite an ad that appeared in the county's paper, leaving several residents concerned and confused.

The ad, which appeared in Monday's Hickman County Times mentions a $500 reward "for information leading to the arrest of the four men who cut another man to pieces on the night of Sunday, April 8, on the lower end of Missionary Ridge Road."

A thread with countless comments and more than 100 shares appeared that night in the Facebook group, Concerned Citizens of Hickman County. It featured a screenshot of the newspaper ad and the caption, "wait, what???"

Several residents also contacted News 2 in their search for information.

When asked about the ad, the Hickman County Sheriff's Office said "there is an active stabbing investigation" and "there has been no murder or dismemberment."

The agency goes on to say a family member placed the "poorly worded" ad that caused unnecessary panic and "due to an active investigation, we cannot comment further" on the stabbing investigation.

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