Jason Mills murder trial set for early 2022

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The trial of a Camden man indicted for allegedly murdering his wife and setting her house on fire has been set for early next year.

Unless some kind of plea agreement is reached, the trial of Jason Mark Mills, 34, will be held on Jan. 24-28 of 2022 in Carroll County Circuit Court.

Mills was indicted in September of last year for the February 2020 death of his estranged wife, Ryan Bennett Mills, 29, and the burning of her home at 151 South Spruce Street in Bruceton.

The charges in Jason Mills’ indictment included first degree murder, aggravated arson, abuse of a corpse, and tampering with evidence.

Ryan Mills was found dead by Bruceton firefighters in the early morning hours of Feb. 8, 2020 when they responded to a fire at her house. Her two children were not at home at the time as they were staying with grandparents.

Jason Mills was arrested by agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) later that day.

At Mills’ preliminary hearing back in July of last year, TBI special agent Ronnie Faulkner testified that during a recorded interview at the Bruceton Fire Department, Mills confessed to choking his wife following a late-night argument at her home and then lighting a fire in a garbage can in the kitchen.

Mills is currently incarcerated at the Carroll County Jail.

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