Disturbing Details Emerge In The Death of Jogger Eliza Fletcher As The Suspect Is Arraigned On Murder Charges

An amended affidavit with the alarming information was submitted in a criminal court in Shelby County on Tuesday, days after police arrested Cleotha Abston in connection with Fletcher's abduction.

The 38-year-old Abston was initially accused of kidnapping and tampering with evidence. 

After Fletcher's body was located, charges of first-degree murder and first-degree murder in the commission of kidnapping were added. 

On Tuesday, the judge who heard his arraignment on allegations of kidnapping and tampering with evidence set bail at $510,000. 

Abston had another arraignment on the murder charges on Wednesday, and the court revoked his release at that time. 

At about 7 a.m., the disappearance of Fletcher was reported to the authorities. 

On Friday, Richard Fletcher called the police to report that his wife had missed her 4 a.m. jog, the affidavit says.