The record shows that Anthony Antonio Swift, 32, was arraigned at 8 a.m. Monday on a second-degree murder charge in the Madison County Circuit courtroom of Judge Roy B. Morgan.
Swift is a special education assistant at Jackson Careers and Technology Elementary School, according to a news release from the Jackson-Madison County Schools System. He has been employed as a special education assistant since October of 2010.
The system said Swift has been suspended without pay from his duties pending an investigation.
Swift turned himself in around 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 2. He remained in custody at the Madison County Jail Tuesday afternoon.
Swift hired an attorney and entered a not guilty plea during his arraignment Monday, according to the rule docket report. After his bond was set, Swift was ordered not to have any contact with witnesses in the case and not to leave Madison County.
The case has been continued until Dec. 12 at 8 a.m. to hear motions in the case.
Police said Swift is the second man charged in Brasher's murder. Travis Holliday, 33, of Jackson, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter on Aug. 29.
Holliday was sentenced to four years in prison and remains in custody at the Madison County Jail pending transfer to the Tennessee Department of Corrections.
The ongoing investigation has shown that Swift and Holliday were involved in Brasher's murder, police said.
Around 12:30 a.m., on June 17, 2012, police were called about an assault at Breaker's Billiards, located at 701 S. Royal St. Brasher was found lying on the floor inside the business. Brasher was transported by ambulance to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital and was later pronounced dead from blunt force trauma.
The investigation indicated that Brasher was struck in the head with a bar stool following an altercation.
Investigators developed Holliday as a suspect and he surrendered around 5 p.m. on the day of the murder.