UPDATE: Man arrested in 2020 homicide in Murfreesboro to file plea this month

Aug 09, 2021 at 09:00 am by WGNS


Murfreesboro, Tenn. – UPDATE: A First Degree Murder suspect arrested in Murfreesboro will face the courts later this month on August 25, 2021.

Rickey Leedarius Flowers of Murfreesboro, was arrested June 15th on a sealed indictment filed by a Rutherford County Grand Jury.  Flowers is charged with the first-degree murder of 19-year-old Jaylen Spears of Nashville. Detectives say the murder took place last year (2020) in the parking lot of The Cove at Center Point 5 Apartments on Old Lascassas Road.

Flowers, who was arrested on June 15, 2021, remains jailed at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.  The 19-year-old is scheduled to file a plea before Judge Barry Tidwell on August 25th at 9AM. In addition to a first-degree murder charge, he also faces charges of especially aggravated robbery and carrying a weapon with the intent to employ during an offense.

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Murfreesboro, Tenn. – A man was found shot to death in a car in the parking lot of a Murfreesboro apartment complex Friday morning, June 19, 2020.

Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) officers responded to The Cove at Center Point 5 Apartments, 1203 Old Lascassas Road, to an unresponsive man in a running vehicle around 5:24 a.m. this morning. Officers discovered the man had been shot multiple times and was pronounced deceased on scene by personnel with Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services and Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department.

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Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division are attempting to identify the man and figure out the circumstances that led up to the shooting.

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