Police have made one arrest in connection with a Frankfort homicide and have issued a warrant for a second suspect, Derek Garten, for whom they were searching on Wednesday morning.

Franklin County deputies arrested Billy Turner, 37, on Tuesday night in connection with the shooting death of Margaret Smith, 39, in Frankfort.

Smith's body was found in a home on Meadow Glen Drive late Monday evening. Turner was charged with complicity to commit murder.

 

Smith had several emergency protective orders against Garten, 38, and told friends she was worried about his violence, police said in a news conference Wednesday.

Court records show a judge granted an emergency protective order against Garten on June 6, finding that he had committed domestic violence and that it "may occur again." The judge ordered Garten to stay away from Smith and get counseling. 

Garten is believed to be in the Franklin County area and to be armed and dangerous. Police located his vehicle in the western part of the county on Tuesday afternoon, they said.

Garten and Turner are friends, police said.


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