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Man stabbed and beaten to death in Hawkins County

Published On: Mar 17 2013 07:27:04 AM CDT
Updated On: Mar 18 2013 12:03:17 PM CDT
HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. -

Police in Rogersville say a man was found dead Saturday afternoon.

Police Chief Doug Nelson tells us 52-year-old Roger Hawkins was found dead Saturday afternoon at Boyd Street Apartments. 

We’re told Hawkins was beaten and stabbed to death.

Two people are in jail charged with felony first degree murder.

18-year-old Austin Scott and 22-year-old Samuel Wade Hirsch of Rogersville are both in custody.

We’re told robbery appears to be the motive because several valuable items were missing from the apartment.

Authorities tell us their investigation is ongoing.