North Knoxville shooting suspects arrested in Alabama, police say
Knoxville Police Department officials were looking into the shooting death of Artimeyo Folks.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Two people connected to a North Knoxville shooting were arrested Monday in Mobile, Alabama, Knoxville Police Department Communications Manager Scott Erland said.
Ronald Rogers, 26, and Carissa Rogers, 29, both of Knoxville, were wanted in connection with the death of 25-year-old Artimeyo Folks, Erland said. Folks was found shot outside of a Western Heights apartment complex on March 11 before dying at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.
On Monday morning, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office deputies received a tip that possible murder suspects were at a home off Bennett Road, according to a release from MCSO officials. When deputies arrived, they saw the suspects leaving in a car.
MCSO deputies pulled over the car and found Ronald Rogers and Carissa Rogers inside.
Once their identity was confirmed, they were arrested, and deputies contacted the Knoxville Police Department.
Two KPD homicide detectives are on the way to Mobile for more investigation, Erland said, and both suspects will be extradited back to Knoxville.
Ronald Rogers was charged with second-degree murder and Carissa Rogers was charged with accessory after the fact.
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