Suspect arrested after double murder in Lawrenceburg

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LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. (WKRN) — The man accused of shooting and killing two men in Lawrenceburg Thursday morning has been taken into custody.

Lawrenceburg police said shots were fired around 3 a.m. at an apartment complex on Oak Street. Officers arrived to find two men dead inside of an apartment.

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Investigators were able to identify the murder suspect as 22-year-old Sabastian Arzadon. He was located hours after the killings, around 11 a.m., in a railroad culvert on Howard Street.

Sabastian Arzadon (Previous MNPD Mugshot)

A shirtless, shoeless Arzadon was leaning on a police car when News 2 approached him following his arrest. When asked if he had anything to say on his behalf, Arzadon remained quiet about the crime and said, “I love you, mama.”

After Arzadon was handcuffed and shackled, a paramedic tended to his wounded arms.

Officers found a dirty t-shirt and blood-stained clothing in a nearby wood line. They revealed a handgun was also found, not far from where Arzadon was located.

Police Chief Terry Beecham said he cannot remember the last time there was a double homicide in Lawrenceburg.

“It’s been a while. It’s been a long while,” Chief Beecham said.

Police identified the two murder victims Thursday afternoon as 37-year-old Corie Williams and 28-year-old Benjamin Cunningham. Police have not released a motive for the killings or the relationship between Arzadon and the victims.

A check with Metro Police showed Arzadon has a record of arson and aggravated burglary. He now faces two charges of first-degree murder, especially aggravated burglary and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He was booked into jail on $4.2-million bond.


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