Crime

Man wanted in Anderson killing used victim's debit card, police say

State police are working with law enforcement in Tennessee, Georgia and Florida and contacting media outlets in those states to try to track down a man accused of murdering an Anderson County woman who rented a room to him.

Police said Tuesday that they have learned that Terrance "Terry" Allen Cram has used a debit card belonging to the victim, Tena McNeely, in those states.

McNeely, 49, was found dead Friday in her Clay Burgin Road home. An autopsy determined she died of brain injury from blunt impact. She is thought to have been assaulted Jan. 3.

A warrant has been issued for Cram's arrest; state police said he will be charged with murder. He had been renting a room in McNeely's home.

State police said Cram, 47, used McNeely's debit card on Jan. 4 in Louden, Tenn., Jan. 5 in Perry, Ga., and on the morning of Jan. 6 in Live Oak, Fla.

Cram has no criminal history, but police said he is thought to be armed and dangerous.

He was last seen Jan. 3 in a green 2000 Nissan Frontier XE pickup with a topper and Kentucky license plate 137-GGZ.

McNeely was the daughter of Trooper James McNeely, who drowned on April 8, 1972, while on a flood rescue mission. James McNeely, 37, and another law enforcement officer died when the boat in which they were riding swept over the dam at Lock 4 in Frankfort. McNeely's body was never recovered. Tena McNeely was 11 at the time of her father's death.

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