The two men murdered at a Halloween party Saturday morning in Montgomery County have been identified and suspects have been arrested.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says 18-year-old Shakar Donte Drones of Clarksville is charged with two counts of criminal homicide and was being held on a $2 million bond.
Also arrested were 18-year old Harold Mosquera, 22-year old Syonee Moore, 21-year old Andre Nathaniel Adams and 19-year old Courtney Nathaniel Hardiman. They are charged with being accessories after the incident. Their bonds are set at 50-thousand dollars each.
The victims have been identified as 20-year old Jecarvin Brown and 21-year old Jason Lee Rose of Clarksville.
The two men were shot and killed during an altercation at a party on High Point Road, which is just outside of Clarksville near the Cumberland River. Police say as many as 500 people showed up for the party at a cabin that was rented for the occasion.
A complaint of loud noise coming from a Charlie Court apartment resulted in a drug trafficking arrest early yesterday morning.
Hopkinsville Police responded to 102 Charlie Court just before 2am and talked to 25-year old Michael Brandon Clark of Hopkinsville. Through the investigation, officers allegedly found several individually bagged packages of marijuana and a large sum of cash in Clark’s possession.
In addition to the trafficking in marijuana charge, Clark was also served with a warrant for escape and failure to pay child support. The warrant says Clark had been furloughed from the Christian County Jail on September 13th. He was to return by 9am on the 24th or pay 194 dollars.
Police say he did neither and has accumulated over 4-thousand dollars in back child support.
A wreck on South Virginia Street Friday morning sent two people to the hospital.
The Hopkinsville Police report says 30-year old Ronnie Farris of Hopkinsville allegedly ran a red light on East 14th Street just before 8:30 and drove his flatbed truck into the path of a car operated by 56-year old John Talbert of Hopkinsville, who didn’t have time to avoid a collision.
Talbert and his passenger, 18-year old Rebekah Talbert of Hopkinsville, were taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. Farris and his passenger went uninjured.
A Gracey man was arrested early Saturday morning for allegedly stabbing a man from Hopkinsville earlier in the night.
Cadiz Police say 19-year old Deonte Byers of Buffalo Road, Gracey is charged with first degree assault for allegedly stabbing 18-year old Gary Barker, Jr. of Hopkinsville in the abdomen. Witnesses told police Byers stabbed Barker during an altercation on Martindale Street in Cadiz.
Barker said the incident happened as he tried to break up a fight, while family members of Byers reportedly said it was out of self-defense. Police say Byers had injuries to his face and hand consistent with recently being in a fight.
The investigation began when Barker showed up as a passenger in a private vehicle at Trigg County Hospital around 1:30am. Byers was found at his residence and questioned at the Cadiz Police Department, before being arrested around 3:45am.
Police in Montgomery County continue to investigate a double-murder at a Halloween party early Saturday morning.
The Tennessean reports on its website that the initial call of a shooting in progress came in around 1:50. The incident happened a cabin near the dead end of High Point Road, where police would find two adult males deceased.
As many as 500 people were at the party near the Cumberland River just west of Clarksville and hundreds were still there when the shooting occurred. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Clarksville Police Department and Tennessee Highway Patrol all responded to the scene, with the names of the victims yet to be released.