Police in Athens, Tennessee, arrested Sunday a second suspect in the May 5 double shooting at an apartment complex on Walker Street that left a woman dead and a man injured.
Joseph Kibodeaux, 49, is charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder after police found the woman, identified as Layla Long, dead and Tremon Hall with gunshot wounds about 12:15 a.m. May 5 at the Clem Jones Housing Complex. Hall survived.
Kibodeaux was taken into custody Sunday night at a home in the 2400 block of Breckenridge Street in Athens, according to a news release issued after his arrest about 5 a.m. Sunday.
Police had information that Kibodeaux was at the Breckenridge Street residence Sunday and went there with a search warrant in hand. Police surrounded the house and, using a loudspeaker, ordered Kibodeaux to come out.
"After some time, he exited the house and surrendered," police said in the statement.
Fellow suspect Johnathan Clayton was arrested the day after the shooting on May 6 on the same charges, jail records show. Clayton was arrested by Athens' SWAT team with help from Sweetwater police and the 10th Judicial District Drug Task Force.
Athens police Chief Cliff Couch said last week in a statement that he was proud of work by "Detectives Blake Witt, Nick Purkey and Freddy Schultz and numerous other officers [who] have spent countless hours trying to get justice for the victims in this case and take these dangerous individuals off the street."
Clayton and Kibodeaux were reportedly seen early May 5 in a newer, dark-colored Dodge pickup truck, police said.
McMinn County Jail records show Kibodeaux and Clayton are being held on $500,000 bonds and there were no court dates listed.
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