Suspect denied bond in death of Warren County woman

Published 3:39 pm Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Judge William Jefferson did not set bond for a man charged in connection with the Monday night death of a Warren County woman.

John Shoemaker, 62 of Warren County, was arrested Monday night after a 911 call alerted authorities to a dead person in his residence.

Just after 10 p.m. Monday, emergency services were called to the 200 block of Leland Drive, according to Warren County Sheriff’s Office reports.

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Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene. Sheila Marie Hedrick, 48, was found dead with at least one apparent gunshot wound.

Shoemaker was charged with first-degree murder. Both Shoemaker and Hedrick had the address on Leland Drive listed as their residence.

Shoemaker is currently being held in the Claiborne County jail due to insufficient capacity at the Warren County jail. He had his initial appearance in the Warren County Justice Court on Tuesday afternoon.

The refusal to set bond was made at the request of District Attorney Ricky Smith Jr., until a bond hearing can be scheduled with Shoemaker’s attorney present.