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Bo Dukes faces four new charges in Tara Grinstead murder case

Bo Dukes / Irwin County Sheriff's Office

ABBEVILLE, Ga. -- Bo Dukes, one of the two men charged in connection to the 2005 disappearance and death of Tara Grinstead, is now facing more charges.

Dukes was indicted on Aug. 28 by a Wilcox County Grand Jury for two counts of making a false statement, one count of hindering the apprehension of a criminal and one count of concealing the death of another.

He was previously indicted in Ben Hill County on charges of concealing a death of another, tampering with evidence and hindering the apprehension of a criminal. These previous indictments stated that Dukes helped Ryan Duke burn Grinstead's body.

Duke was arrested in February and charged with Grinstead's murder.

This new indictment out of Wilcox County states that in June of 2016, Dukes covered up the fact that Duke had confessed to him that he had killed Grinstead by denying to a GBI agent investigating the case that he had spoken with another man about burning Grinstead's body.

The Wilcox County indictment also states that during the same June interview with a GBI agent, Dukes concealed that confession with the intent to hinder Duke's apprehension and punishment.

Finally, the indictment states that Dukes concealed Grinstead's death by denying to the agent that he knew anything about the death or the destruction of Grinstead's body.

In July, Dukes waived a formal arraignment and pleaded not guilty to the charges he faced in Ben Hill County.

Grinstead, a beauty queen and teacher, went missing in 2005 from her home in Ocilla, Georgia. Her disappearance had been a mystery for more than a decade until authorities announced in February that they had arrested Duke in the case.

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