The two suspects were wanted in connection with the shooting death of Andre Logue on the morning of Aug. 10. Another man, Justin Johnson, was also shot and continues to recover.
Bowen said Carr was arrested by Farmington Hills police after reportedly giving them a false name during a traffic stop.
Carr was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for suspicion of DUI there. Once at booking, authorities ran his fingerprints and discovered he was wanted by Lebanon Police Department for the death of Logue.
Farmington Hills police also learned that Betty was in the car with him, but he reportedly lied about his identity and had been released.
A search for Betty ensued, and he was arrested late (Thursday) morning by the U.S. Marshals in Detroit, Bowen said.
We had had some suspicions that they would try to get out of the Nashville area, the Lebanon Police chief said, noting in the past week the trail had grown cold. He noted that LPD had been working with the U.S. Marshals Office in Nashville regarding the search for the two suspects.
Local police also worked with Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and the two suspects had been placed on TBIs Top Ten Most Wanted list. A TBI spokesperson said both were arrested without incident in Michigan and were booked into the Oakland County Jail where they are awaiting extradition back to Wilson County.
Bowen said if Carr and Betty waive extradition then they could be returned to Lebanon within the next 10 days or so. If they do not waive extradition, then a hearing will have to be held and it will take longer to get the two suspects back to stand trial.
We are working with the Sheriffs Department to go pick them up, Bowen added.
Carr and Betty were charged with first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, especially aggravated robbery and reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon.
The suspects are both residents of Nashville and are known members of the Tree Top Bloods gang.
Lebanon Police responded to a call of shots fired at 46 Dedman Street on the morning of Aug. 10, where Logue, 30, was found dead from a gunshot wound. He was a 2001 graduate of Lebanon High School where he played football and ran track.
Johnson, 26, was also shot. He was taken to University Medical Center by private vehicle and was later transported to Summit Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. He also played football and ran track for LHS.
The Wilson Post first reported this story at www.wilsonpost.com on Thursday morning, Aug. 29.
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