Smokey Barn News October 15, 2013 Springfield, Tenn.
Murder Suspect Tevin “Turk” Harris Apprehended In Springfield
At approximately 12:41 AM Oct. 15, 2013 Tevin “Turk” Harris was arrested and charged with the murder of Thomas D. Smith.iPhone/iPad users click on image below to play video. http://youtu.be/NBZeJN0CVMw
Press Release By Springfield Police:
At approximately 12:41 AM Oct. 15, 2013 Tevin “Turk” Harris was arrested and charged with the murder of Thomas D. Smith.
Confidential information was obtained through Crime Stoppers, and through the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), that the suspect was in the house at 413 Grace Street in Springfield, TN. Springfield Patrol Officers, Detectives, and SWAT Officers, along with the TBI, sealed off the house after midnight, and removed two (2) occupants. When the suspect would not surrender to officers on the scene, tear gas was introduced into the house. The suspect exited the house and was taken into custody without further incident. The suspect was booked into the Robertson County Jail.
Although the suspect has been arrested, the investigation into the murder will continue. Anyone with information relative to the murder of Thomas D. Smith is encouraged to contact the Springfield Police Department to speak with a detective.
Police Investigate Tevin “Turk” Harris As Possible Suspect In Chatman Murder
Smokey Spoke to Police Chief David Thompson Tuesday afternoon October 15th, the Chief indicated that during Harris’s arrest a gun and a cell phone were taken in as evidence. The Chief said that Harris’s gun is being put through ballistics to determine if the gun was used in any other murders. He went on to say that investigators will be specifically comparing retrieved rounds from the murder of Ronald L. Chatman age 29 of Springfield, better known as ‘Jolly’. Chatman was murdered may 2nd 2013 in a vehicle on South Main St in Springfield TN. What police will do is compare the bullets used in the Chatman shooting to the gun taken during Harris’s arrest to see if there is a match.
At the moment Harris has not been charged with Chatman’s murder. The Chief said the case will be presented to the Robertson County Grand Jury for a possible indictment, depending on the outcome of ballistics. For the full story on the Chatman murder go here.
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