Clarksville homicide suspect captured following multi-county pursuit in Kentucky

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A man suspected in a 2018 murder in Clarksville was captured Monday night following a chase through multiple Kentucky counties.

According to Kentucky State Police, a trooper was on patrol in Marshall County on I-24 near the 29 mile marker around 8:15 p.m. when he observed a BMW speeding eastbound.

The trooper attempted a traffic stop but said the BMW kept going and was pursued on the interstate through Marshall, Livingston, and Lyon counties.

When the BMW exited at the 40 mile marker, it collided with a pick-up truck, authorities said.

No injuries were reported.

State police said the driver of the BMW and two passengers ran from the scene of the crash.

Two of the suspects were arrested within minutes, while a third was taken into custody about 90 minutes later.

One of them, investigators identified as Marques “Cheez” Kelly, wanted for the November 2018 shooting death of 22-year-old Antorious Gallion, who Clarksville police said had been shot multiple times and then crashed his car in the area of Warfield Boulevard and Raleigh Court.

Kelly was lodged in the Christian County, Kentucky jail on charges including Criminal Homicide, Speeding 26 MPH or greater over the limit, Reckless Driving, Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st degree (motor vehicle), Fleeing or Evading Police 1st degree (on foot), Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense, Cocaine, Criminal Mischief 1st degree, Wanton Endangerment 1st degree and Possession of Marijuana.

The other two Clarksville men taken into custody following the pursuit were identified as Dequantis Crouch and Cemage Garrard.

Crouch, 20, was charged with Fleeing or Evading Police 1st degree (on foot), Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense, Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Garrard, 26, was charged with Fleeing or Evading Police 1st degree (on foot), Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm), Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st degree, 1st offense less than 4 grams Cocaine, and Possession of Marijuana.

Both men were lodged in the Caldwell County, Kentucky jail.

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