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A second man was arrested Tuesday in reference to the fatal 2016 shooting of Jermaine Ivory, in an investigation that concerned forensic Christmas ornament proof.
Stephon Tucker, 22, was arrested after being indicted by a Davidson County grand jury in reference to the murder. He remained in custody on Wednesday afternoon in lieu of a $200,000 bond.
Ivory, 42, died after gunfire broke out throughout an argument on the night of Dec. 13, 2016, outdoors his home on 14th Avenue North, in accordance with a press release from Metro Nashville police on the time. Another man, Michael Jones, 60, was critically injured in the shooting.
Ivory and Jones had been placing up Christmas decorations when the photographs had been fired, and police have mentioned gold tinsel from the scene of the shooting linked Marceulls Eddings, now 21, to the crime.
Eddings, now 21, was beforehand charged with prison murder and tried murder in reference to this case. Eddings and Tucker had been named in a joint indictment filed this May
Stephon Tucker, 22 (Photo: Metro Nashville Police)
What occurred that night time?
Jones advised police he was serving to Ivory with Christmas decorations round 11 p.m. when he went throughout the road to throw rubbish right into a dumpster. When Jones returned, he advised police, he noticed Ivory arguing with two males.
The argument led to a bodily struggle after which gunfire, police mentioned. Jones advised police he hit one of many suspects with a hammer earlier than they fled in a black SUV.
Ivory and Jones had been each rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the place Ivory died.
Soon after the shooting, police mentioned, a black Ford Explorer — later recognized by investigators because the getaway automobile — dropped Eddings off at Nashville General Hospital at Meharry with a gunshot wound to his leg and a head damage from blunt drive trauma.
Eddings denied being in the world of the shooting, police mentioned, however investigators discovered gold tinsel in his shoelaces that matched tinsel discovered on the scene.
Court date nearly three years after shooting
Eddings was arrested for felony drug possession in September 2016, in accordance with police data. At the time of the shooting, he was free on an $83,000 bond.
The new indictment costs each males with first diploma homicide, premeditated homicide, tried homicide and using a firearm in the fee of a harmful felony.
Prosecutors imagine theft was the motive behind the altercation that led to the shooting.
Tucker was additionally being held on warrants for missed court docket dates. Attorney Kevin Kelly was listed as his authorized illustration. Eddings legal professional of report was listed as Karl E. Pulley.
Both males are scheduled for a preliminary listening to in September.
Reach reporter Mariah Timms at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-259-8344 and on Twitter @MariahTimms.
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