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"He was covered in ash from trying to go back in from getting his mom," said Argylene Darnell, who lives next door to the home on 3000 block of Highway 46 in Indian Mound.
Darnell said just after 6:00 a.m. Thursday, she was shocked out of quiet Thanksgiving morning by a frightening sound.
"One of the little boys come over and was banging on the door and they hollered that the house was on fire," Darnell said.
She and her husband rushed outside and saw flames and smoke rising from their neighbor's house.
Three boys ages 12, 14 and 17 and one adult escaped the flames but two others weren't so lucky.
"The oldest boy, he was 17 he kept trying to go in and get his mom," Darnell said. "My husband tried too and it was so fully engulfed that you couldn't get in."
Firefighters arrived within minutes and were able to put out the flames but they weren't able to save the two people that were trapped inside.
The survivors were taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries but Darnell said the three boys that used to play with their dogs and throw footballs in their yard now have to grow up much too soon.
"I know that the boys are just having a very hard time and I imagine for years to come they're going to have a very hard time," Darnell said. "They were just really gentle boys, I mean for boys they were just really great and I hate to see this happen to them."
Fire officials believe the fire started in one of the bedrooms but the cause is still under investigation.
Friday, November 23 2012, 09:24 PM CST
Former Dyer County constable sentenced to prison
May 23, 2013 12:50 GMT
DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Dyer County Constable Derick Shane Hundley has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.
The State Gazette (http://bit.ly/14UHydd ) reported Hundley was sentenced Monday after earlier entering a guilty plea to enticement of a minor through electronic means. The government dropped a child pornography count.
Prosecutors said Hundley, who is 30, used a cellphone to try to entice a minor female to have sex with him. Police arrested Hundley last July and found an external hard drive that contained numerous images of minors involved in sex. He resigned from the constable post he had won in 2010 after his arrest.
Information from: State Gazette, http://www.stategazette.com
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