On April 9, 2021, William Henry Longmire, Jr., 51 years of age of Tullahoma, Tennessee, arrived at Vanderbilt-Tullahoma Harton Hospital for an apparent overdose.
According to Coffee County District Attorney Craig Northcott treatment efforts were unsuccessful, and Longmire died from the alleged overdose.
Upon an autopsy, the Medical Examiner confirmed that Longmire died from acute methamphetamine toxicity.
A Tullahoma Police Department officer was at the hospital on an unrelated matter and was told about what had occurred by a grieving family member. At that point, a criminal investigation began which included the Tullahoma Police Department, Coffee County Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
Northcott stated that through their joint investigation, evidence was obtained establishing that Dakota Allyn Bowen, 32 years of age from Tullahoma, Tennessee, sold the methamphetamine to Longmire that ultimately killed him.
Based upon this evidence, the Coffee County Grand Jury indicted Bowen this month for 2nd Degree Homicide for the death of Longmire. Bowen is scheduled for arraignment on Friday, April 29, 2022, at 9 a.m. in Coffee County Circuit Court.
Bowen is also facing charges of manufacturing/sale/delivery/possession of methamphetamine and prohibited weapons.
At last report he was in the Coffee County Jail under a bond of $82,500.