Giles Man Faces First-Degree Murder Charge

A Giles County man, Morris Edward Crook, 60, was indicted March 22, charged with the first-degree murder of Sherry Darlene Wallace, 57, of Pulaski, whose body was found near Crook’s home March 19.


Morris Edward Crook

The Giles County Grand Jury, convening in a special called session, found that Crook “did intentionally, deliberately and with premeditation kill Sherry Darlene Wallace.”


Grand Jurors also returned charges of aggravated assault, which resulted in Wallace’s death, and unlawful possession of a weapon with the intent to go armed “after having been convicted in the Circuit Court for Giles County, Tennessee, on Aug. 26, 1997, of a felony involving the use or attempted use of force, violence or deadly weapon.”


Crook is listed on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Sexual Offender Registry due to offenses from 1995 of rape, especially aggravated kidnapping, victim minor and offender not parent. The Felony Offender Information website shows Crook’s sentence ended Nov. 14, 2010.


Crook’s bond is set at $500,000, and he remains in the Giles County Jail. His next court appearance is scheduled for June 26.


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