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Wednesday January 14, 2015
Springfield, Robertson County, Tenn.
Cold Case Arrest Made in 2009 Homicide Of Richard McCreary
On December 22, 2009 Springfield Police officers were dispatched to a residence located at 2302 South Main St in reference to a death.
Upon arrival, Officers found Richard F. McCreary 54 years of age deceased.
During the investigation it was determined that Mr. McCreary was the victim of a single gunshot wound, police say.
According to police, during the early stages of the investigation, several suspects were developed including 26 year old Quinton Emmanuel Leavell of 19th Ave West and his brother 27 year old Ralphael Jerome Level of the same address.
There were several factors that pointed to the two brothers but Springfield Police detectives did not believe there was enough evidence for a conviction, the release said.
According to police, in October of 2010, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (A.T.F.) developed new information pertaining to the case and that info was passed onto Springfield Police Department.
After a joint investigation with the A.T.F and the Springfield Police, both Leavell brothers were identified as suspects in the case that occurred during what police allege was a “botched robbery,” according to a release from Springfield Police.
Last month the case was presented to a Federal Grand Jury for the Middle Tennessee District and indictments were returned against the both Leavell brothers.
Springfield Police officers took Quinton Leavell into custody without incident on January 9th 2015. He has since been turned over to A.T.F. and is being held in a Federal Detention Facility.
His brother Ralphael J Leavell is being sought on Federal Charges in connection to this case and is believed to be hiding in Nashville or Clarksville Tennessee.
A.T.F. and Springfield Police are asking for help in locating Mr. Ralphael Leavell. (Pictured Above) Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Ralphael Leavell is encouraged to contact the A.T.F. or Springfield Police at 615-384-8422 or Crime Stoppers at 615-382-3799.
Mr. McCreary was laid to rest Sunday, December, 27th 2009. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a framer, and of the Baptist faith.
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