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inmestlnptiM Suspects have a preliminary hearing rescheduled; victim's body is still being examined. . By TONYA SMITH The Jackson Sun SAVANNAH Police are still looking for the head of a Saltillo man whose nude body was found last week by fishermen in a Hardin County creek. Paul Farrar, 26, was stabbed to death Aug. 9. His headless body was found Saturday, Aug. 14 in White Oak Creek, said Assistant District Attorney General John W. Overton Jr. "Considering where we think the head was thrown, we're going to have to wait to see if it comes up and, if it does, that someone. will call us and report it," Overton said. "We have information which leads us to believe it was thrown in the river in Saltillo." Tattoos helped authorities identify Farrar. A preliminary hearing set Friday for the three men charged in Farrar's death o emirs HARDIN CO. was rescheduled for Sept. 17 in Hardin County General Sessions Court, because one of the men had not hired an attorney. Timothy J. Creasy, 24, Brian G. Justin and Courtney N. Smith, both 22, are charged with first-degree first-degree first-degree murder and are being held in the Hardin County Jail. Bail has been set at $500,000 for each of the suspects. Creasy tried to commit suicide in jail Wednesday morning by cutting his wrists and throat with the blade from a disposable razor, ran Overton said. Creasy has been placed on suicide watch. Prosecutors have not yet decided whether they will seek the death penalty for the three men, Overton said. Both Creasy, of Scotts Hill, and Smith, of Saltillo, have retained attorneys. Creasy's attorney is Lloyd Tatum of Henderson. Smith's attorney is Stephen Milam of Lexington. Justin, of Saltillo, was appointed public defender Richard DeBerry after Justin's wife indicated in court Friday that he could not afford to hire an attorney. Farrar's body is still being examined at the Regional Forensic Center in Memphis. Overton said a broken whiskey bottle and a samurai-type samurai-type samurai-type sword have been recovered as evidence. The sword was found in Decatur County, he said. Farrar, who was from Maryland, had lived in Saltillo with his uncle, Thomas Holmes, for less than two months. Holmes declined to comment. Those who knew Farrar described him as kind and giving, a newcomer to town who just wanted to make friends. Hazel Lee Allen said Farrar had spent the Sunday night before his death at her house. Her grandson, Steve Allen, who was friends with Farrar, was not available for comment. The three men accused of Farrar's death were friends of her grandson's, Allen said. "As far as I can tell, Paul was a fine boy," Allen said. "I didn't see nothing in Paul out of the way .... Why they done it is what I want to know. Everybody wants to know. "It's tore up the whole town," Allen said.

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  1. The Jackson Sun,
  2. 21 Aug 1999, Sat,
  3. Page 3

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