Arrest made in murder of man found in Murfreesboro creek - WKRN News 2

Arrest made in murder of man found in Murfreesboro creek

Posted: Updated: May 16, 2014 10:23 AM
Charles Warner, 47, is charged with murdering Emad Al Azraki. Charles Warner, 47, is charged with murdering Emad Al Azraki.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -

A homeless man has been arrested for murder after a body was found in a Murfreesboro creek earlier this week.

Charles Warner, 47, is charged with first degree murder. He was arrested early Friday morning in Nashville.

Warner is accused of killing Emad Al Azraki, 52, and dumping his body in Lytle Creek, a tributary of the Stones River.

Azraki, who was also homeless, was found in the water near the railroad tracks off West Main Street midday Monday.

A construction worker doing prep work in the area for the Broad Street Bridge Project spotted the body and called police.

Ashley McGriff frequents the greenway and told News 2 she has seen an increase of homeless people living near the creek and at times is concerned for her safety.

"Me and my friends, we don't come here by ourselves most of the time. We come in pairs or more because we know that there is some threat of a lot of people all the time," McGriff said.

Warner was booked into the Rutherford County jail at 5:15 a.m. Friday.

A bound amount was not immediately known.

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