The young man that was killed in Cent...

The young man that was killed in Centerville March 2009

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Smyrna, TN

#1 Mar 13, 2009
I lived in hickman County while I was young, a couple people were talking about a 27 year old from hickman county was found last week dead, I didn't know if anybody knew what happened and who he was, been gone for a while and thought I could start here, i am 26 and hate to hear of things like this and not sure if I or my husband would know this person.
chad smotherman

Decatur, GA

#2 Mar 15, 2009
he was a brief friend and i was suprised by what i heard.

Paducah, KY

#3 Mar 18, 2009
you were suprised at what you heard..... what did you hear? If you can repeat it of course..... I'm confused at why we can't find anything in the papers.

Kingston Springs, TN

#4 Mar 19, 2009
I live in this small town...just moved back from college. Never in my life did I expect to hear of a murder so vicious. There is a lot that can't be said right now due to the investigation...if the newspapers and news stations were covering this it would totally ruin the TBI's leads. I am a friend of Chad's family and everyone is very upset about this. What he went through in his last moments...NO ONE SHOULD EVER EXPERIENCE. They have made one arrest but I prefer not saying any names...the family of the suspect is getting harassed, which is no need for that being that he has two children under the age of 4. He isn't there so its no need in messing with their lives...they are already shocked and in turmoil themselves. The whole situation is just said and it brings a lot of questions to the table. Just know that...being it is such a small town...the majority of the crap you'll hear with this case will be completely and utterly false. If you want real facts, just wait to the trial....

Smyrna, TN

#5 Mar 19, 2009
I understand that if to much is said that it could ruin the TBI'S leads. My husband and I went to school there and are the same age as this person, we haven't heard much and I understand that but we have heard many diffrent names so I thought I would start hear and find out who he was, really don't wanna know everything just thought I could find out who he was, I hate to hear that it was that awful and vicious, my heart goes out to the family and hope that justice is served.

Franklin, TN

#6 Mar 19, 2009

Smyrna, TN

#7 Mar 19, 2009
Yes I heard them say a breif thing this morning but by the time i got to the news it was gone and i can't find it on the web sites

Smyrna, TN

#8 Mar 19, 2009
brief- sorry

Paducah, KY

#9 Mar 20, 2009
Does anyone know of a news link about this crime?

United States

#10 Mar 20, 2009
I would like more information about this too. I saw the story on the Dickson Herald website but there was no REAL information there.
I didn't know the victim, but I consider the suspect a friend. We haven't spoken in a couple of years, but I've known him for over 5 years. If someone could please tell me what happend and why I would love to know.

Knoxville, TN

#11 Mar 21, 2009
the only place i have seen anything about this is on the tennessean website and there is not much about it, I can tell you from knowing a few people from there you will not find much about it till its over
Live in Centerville

Mount Pleasant, TX

#12 Mar 21, 2009
I would also like to know more information to keep my family safe. Is there a news link to the initial story?

United States

#13 Mar 21, 2009
Live in Centerville wrote:
I would also like to know more information to keep my family safe. Is there a news link to the initial story?
I first learned of it at , it's the link about "former alexander salesman".

Can someone tell me how he was killed and possible reasons...

I don't think you have to worry about your family. I think this was personal.

Pleasant Hope, MO

#14 Mar 22, 2009
I believe from what i've heard this is very personal and don't think that there is families that need to be afraid. I have heard many different possible causes and i don't think this is a place that rumors need to be started so when the truth comes out we will know

United States

#15 Mar 24, 2009
I believe I graduated with the man that was murderd. I am horrible with names. I wish I knew what he looked like. The man that was arrested I bought my vehicle from 6 years ago. He seemed like a very nice respectable guy when I did buisness with him. From what I have understood by hear say, this had to do with drugs. I could be wrong. If that is the case it just goes to show you what drugs can do to a life either put you behind bars or kill you. I will pray for both families for they have both suffered a loss. Does anyone know when the trial will be set?
wrapyourheadarou ndit

Murfreesboro, TN

#16 Mar 25, 2009
The Tennessean posted a breif story and in the most recent story was in the hickman county paper.

Chad Thompson was close to me. He was a great guy wrapped up with some bad people. Shane Carlsen is the prime suspect at this time and was arrested right after being released from Vanderbilt were he was recovering from a bad bike wreck which he had 2 days after the murder. The actual reason is unknown of course. But it was in conection to drugs. Sadly Chad was beaten to his demise and sad as well his father was the one to find him. Please lets are remember the good and use this to remind our kids how dangerous a life involved around drugs can be. I lost a 2 friends one dead and one going to prison both had familys and both familys are good people. Thanks to you who have not used this as an opportunity to gossip or spread horrible rumors thanks and god bless you all.

Waterloo, Canada

#17 Mar 25, 2009
I know Shane Carlsen very well.And I do not think he is capable of anything like this.He is a great father of two kids and is very close to his wife.It is unreal to me that he is a suspect.And I pray for him and his family everyday.To the friends and family of chad I'm sorry for your loss and I pray for you guys too.I just wanted to stand up for a good friend.And let you guys know what kind of a person Shane is.

United States

#18 Mar 25, 2009
I totally agree with you apj505, I know Shane and I can't fathom that he had it in him to do something like this. My prayers are with him and his wife and the family of the deceased.
whatswrongwithpe ople

Smyrna, TN

#19 Mar 26, 2009
I think that many people know each of these people and it is shocking to think that anybody could do something so awful, but this is a reminder of what drugs can do to somebody, I am still hearing alot of diffrent motives at this point and some believe that drugs was not the biggest player in this. I have to say that drugs can do things that nobody would ever think possible, lived with it for many years and thought i knew the person and come to find out I never knew anything about him, so lets all take this time to pray for everybody that is a part of this, there are other suspects too its just taking some time for it to all come out, i guess when trial gets here we will know more and never will we know the truth to everything

White House, TN

#20 Mar 29, 2009
Shane is one of my best friends and and have worked with him for years and ive worked with chad too both great people and no matter what people say about shane ill always love him like a brother and always will be there im sure some of you know who i am and may be mad at what im saying but im gonna keep it real there was alot too this murder whoever did it!It all boils down to drugs and debts,this happens everyday and to Mr Thompson i knew your son very well and im truly sorry for your loss this is the 4th friend ive lost this year i know its not like losing a son but it still puts that knife in your heart.This murder will end the way its suppose to GOD has a plan 4 all of us no matter how unfair it seems.

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