Man Let Go On Federal Charges

Federal charges against a Winchester man, who is also accused of 2010 double murder in Tullahoma, were dismissed Tuesday morning in federal court in Chattanooga. Marcus Wade, 42, of Elm Street, Winchester was arrested last February in Winchester on federal charges for distribution of crack cocaine and possession of a firearm as a convicted felon. Tuesday morning the U.S. Attorney’s office announced the dismissal of the charges without prejudice, which means the charges could be brought up again. Winchester Police arrested Wade last February after officers allegedly learned that he was in possession of a firearm and crack cocaine. Winchester Police Chief Dennis Young described Wade as “being affiliated to major crack cocaine in Southern Middle Tennessee.” He was indicted by the February term of the federal grand jury.
Chief Young stated Tuesday morning that the case could be brought back up and prosecuted. Wade is accused of murdering Richard Wayne Elliott and Timothy Gill on Oct. 31, 2010 while they were staying in a Tullahoma motel.