Murder suspect arrested after shoplifting at Mt. Juliet Walmart


WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — A man wanted on a second-degree murder charge out of Sumner County was arrested after a shoplifting incident at a Mt. Juliet business.

Mt. Juliet police said the 28-year-old Nashville man ran from officers at the Walmart Tuesday afternoon, but was later captured and arrested.

Joseph Arendall (Courtesy: Wilson County Sheriff’s Office)

The suspect, identified by police as Joseph Arendall, was wanted on charges out of multiple counties in Middle Tennessee.

Police said he faces charges of second-degree murder and possession of meth in Sumner County, a felony theft charge from Robertson County and a shoplifting charge out of Nashville.

Sumner County Assistant District Attorney, Ron Blanton said the second-degree murder charge against Arendall stems from the overdose death of 22-year-old Macy Rogers in early Jan. 2021.

Rogers was found inside a vehicle on Mount Vernon Road in Bethpage and died at the hospital from a combination of meth and fentanyl, according to Blanton.

Arendall was booked into the Wilson County jail Tuesday and faces charges of shoplifting, evading arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal impersonation.

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