NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Two Tennessee prisoners now face first-degree murder charges in a 10-year-old cold case.
Larry Wade, 38, and Jason Polk, 36, were each charged in the death of Cheryl Phillips, who was shot to death at a high school graduation party in Edgehill on May 23, 2006.
Metro police say both men, currently serving time for unrelated cases, were indicted in the murder they call “senseless” and brought to police headquarters and booked Wednesday.
Phillips was shot in the back while celebrating her daughter’s graduation from Glencliff High School. About 30 people were there.
According to a press release, three men approached and opened fire. Phillips died and two other men were injured.
Detectives reportedly determined the suspects arrived in Wade’s car, which was found a few days after the party behind his aunt’s home. Metro police say Wade has remained under investigation during the past two years as a cold case detective began renewed work on Phillips’ death.
The investigation is ongoing. Charges against other persons are likely.