Clarksville, TN homicide suspect arrested in West Kentucky

LYON COUNTY, KY — A Clarksville, Tennessee homicide suspect was arrested Monday night in Lyon County, Kentucky.

Around 8:24 p.m., a Kentucky State Police trooper saw a car speeding on I-24 eastbound in Marshall County.

The trooper tried to stop the car, but the car sped away. A chase began, traveling on I-24 through Marshall, Livingston, and Lyon County.

The car exited at exit 40 to Kuttawa and collided with a pickup truck at the intersection. No one was hurt in the crash.

The driver of the car and two passengers then ran away. Two of the occupants were caught within minutes, the third person was found about an hour and a half later.

The driver, 25-year-old Marques Kelly of Clarksville, Tennessee was charged with:

  • Speeding 26 MPH or greater over the limit
  • Reckless driving
  • Possession of a handgun by a convicted felon
  • Fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle)
  • Fleeing or evading police (on foot)
  • Possession of a controlled substance, cocaine
  • Criminal mischief
  • Wanton endangerment
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Fugitive from another state

Kelly was also wanted in Clarksville, Tennessee on a homicide charge.

WSMV says Kelly was wanted in connection to the death of 22-year-old Antorius Gallion. He died in a shooting in November 2018.

The two passengers in the car were 20-year-old Dequantis Crouch and 26-year-old Cemage Garrard, both of Clarksville, Tennessee.

Crouch was charged with:

  • Fleeing or evading police (on foot)
  • Possession of a controlled substance, cocaine
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

Garrard was charged with

  • Fleeing or evading police (on foot)
  • Possession of a handgun by a convicted felon
  • Receiving stolen property (firearm)
  • Trafficking in a controlled substance, cocaine
  • Possession of marijuana

Crouch and Garrard were taken to the Caldwell County Jail. Kelly was taken to the Christian County Jail.