A Tennessee fugitive was captured in Imperial Beach earlier this week. The arrest was made possible through a joint effort between San Diego Sheriff’s Department deputies and the US Marshals Service.
Defendant Troy King has been accused of fatally shooting a 41 year-old man at his home in Coffee County, Tennessee in November of last year. Investigators believe King fled the state shortly thereafter. A motive for the crime has not yet been released. It is unclear whether the murder weapon has been located.
The victim reportedly worked as a stage manager for a Nashville-based country singer. Authorities are unclear whether the crime is linked to the singer or somehow related to an entertainment dispute. That investigation is ongoing.
Sheriffs said the suspect was taken into custody without incident. No injuries were reported as having taken place during King’s apprehension. He is currently being held at the San Diego Central Jail and has a no-bail hold. Were the defendant eligible to hire a bondsman in San Diego that cost would be equal to 10% of the total bail amount. Bail would likely have been set in excess of $1 million due to the nature of the charge.
King is scheduled to be extradited later this week. A Tennessee grand jury has indicted him on one count of murder and felony theft.