POLICE: Suspect charged with murder in connection with Dixie Highway Taco Bell homicide
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A Louisville man is charged with murder accused of shooting and killing someone Tuesday outside a Taco Bell.
Two people, who officers wanted to speak with about the crime, are also now facing charges after running from police.
Saturday morning in arraignment court, Dennis Stinnett, 47, heard all the charges against him.
Louisville police say Tuesday night around 7:30 p.m., Stinnett shot and killed Alton Crockett, 48, in the parking lot of a Taco Bell on Dixie Highway.
"The defendant admitted fleeing from the scene location inside of the vehicle where the shooting occurred . The defendant admitted to destroying physical evidence relating to the shooting," Assistant County Attorney John LaFollette said.
Officers say Stinnett, who's a convicted felon, identified the murder weapon, but the gun had been defaced. Police arrested him Friday afternoon and his bond was set at $100,000.
"His criminal history is horrendous," LaFollette said. "It looks like he spent most of his life in and out of prison ... we'd ask that you keep the bond where it is at $100,000."
Right now Stinnett is the only one charged with murder, but Friday afternoon officers were also looking for Angela Tingle and Larry Caffee.
Both had felony warrants and police wanted to question them about the murder. Officers caught up with them behind Mall St. Matthews.
"The above subject refused numerous commands to stop and failed to follow verbal commands, the above subject fled the location at a high rate of speed and injured an officer in the process,” LaFollette said.
The confrontation turned into a car chase and crash. Officers say Caffee and Tingle then kicked in the door of a home and hid from police for two hours before surrendering.
Caffee's bond is $100,000 for charges that include assault and wanton endangerment with a police officer.
In tears Saturday morning, Tingle also heard her charges as the judge set her bond at $10,000.
All three are back in court on Nov. 24.
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