A first degree murder suspect in Murfreesboro will appear in court for his arraignment to formerly hear the charges filed against him on Monday, November 16, 2015.
Earlier this year in July (2015), Murfreesboro Police Officers responded to Kings Crossing Apartments (1710 E. Northfield Blvd. - apartment Q-5) in reference to a shooting. When officers arrived they found victim, Jesse Sliepenbeek of Wheatfield Dr. of Lascassas. The 40 year old man was transported to Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital where he later died from a gunshot wound.
Shortly after the Sliepenbeek's death, MPD Detective Larry Maples arrested 59-year old Dewey Abbott III and charged him with First Degree Murder.Abbott lived in the apartment where the murder took place on July 22, 2015. Abbott was booked at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office where he is held without bond.
Homicide Investigation 15-14602
Sgt. Kyle Evans of the MPD