Woman Charged in Drug Related Death, Male Suspect still At Large

Aug 19, 2020 at 05:18 pm by WGNS


An investigation by Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arrest of a Middle Tennessee woman, charged in a drug-related death.

In September 2019, TBI Agents began investigating the death of 30 year old Casey Hollis who lived in Franklin, Tennessee. She was found deceased on September 27th from what the investigation revealed was fentanyl toxicity. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that identified Ariella Berlin and Hobie Montana King as the individuals responsible for providing the substance containing fentanyl to the victim.

In June, the Maury County Grand Jury returned indictments charging 27 year old Ariella Kelsea Berlin with two counts of Second Degree Murder, and 28 year old Hobie Montana “Tanner” King with two counts of Second Degree Murder and one count of Abuse of a Corpse. On August 12th, Berlin was arrested by TBI Special Agents and detectives with the Maury County Sheriff’s Office and booked into the Maury County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

The TBI says that King remains at large and the search for him continues. If you have any information as to the whereabouts of “Tanner” King, call 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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