Parents charged in Greeneville fire that killed, injured 3-year-olds

Johnson City Press • Updated May 8, 2020 at 10:17 PM

GREENEVILLE — A camper fire that killed one young child and severely burned another led investigators Thursday to arrest both parents, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a news release.

Just after 7 p.m. Wednesday, several area fire departments responded to a fire in the 1400 block of Woolsey Road, Greeneville.

Firefighters found a 3-year-old girl outside the camper with severe burns. She was taken to a hospital for treatment. They then found the dead body of a 3-year-old boy inside the camper.

TBI Special Agent Fire Investigators joined the Greene County Sheriff's Office in investigating the fatal fire.

The TBI said the investigation revealed that the children were left unattended by their father, Robert Ryan Inbody, 38, at the time the fire occurred. He left the scene in an attempt to avoid speaking with authorities. The TBI said the mother, Devin Lee Cullum, 39, the mother of the children, later withheld information from authorities about Inbody's whereabouts.

On Thursday afternoon, investigators obtained warrants charging Inbody with two counts of aggravated child neglect. He was held in the Greene County Jail under $150,000 bond. Cullum was charged with accessory after the fact to aggravated child neglect. She was jailed under $100,000 bond.

The investigation into the fire’s cause continued Thursday.

The Greeneville Fire Department, Newmansville Volunteer Fire Department, United Volunteer Fire Department and Limestone Volunteer Fire Department had responded to the fire.