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riggs grand jury indictment

A Brown County grand jury has formally indicted a local man for capital murder in the case of Chantay Blankinship. 21 year-old Ryan Derek Riggs was arrested a few weeks ago after the county sheriff released what’s called a Phenotype picture of a possible suspect. The picture is gleaned from DNA evidence. Shortly afterwards, tips came streaming into the sheriff that Riggs was the man. Riggs was picked up at North Lake Community Church when the pastor called 911 and reported that Riggs had confessed to him. The family is said to have attended the church for many years. Riggs is accused of not only sexual assaulting Blankenship, but beating her to death with a lawn mower blade.