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Posted on: June 23, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Man arrested in 2020 homicide at a local apartment complex

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Murfreesboro, Tenn. – Criminal Investigations Division detectives have solved a 2020 homicide with the arrest of a 19-year-old man.


Rickey Leedarius Flowers, of Murfreesboro, was arrested June 15 on a sealed indictment from a Rutherford County Grand Jury.  Flowers is charged with the first-degree murder of Jaylen Spears, 19, of Nashville.


Spears was shot multiple times inside a car in the parking lot of The Cove at Center Point 5 Apartments on Old Lascassas Road on June 19 of last year.  Detectives believe the two met to trade guns when the shooting occurred.


Flowers is being held on a $300,000 bond at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.  He has a bond hearing on June 28 in Rutherford County Circuit Court.


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