Car with red door tied to slaying located in same city as suspects

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Suspects still jailed in Knoxville

By Bob White



KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A vehicle sought by police after last week’s killing of a Radcliff store owner has been located in Knoxville and will be processed for evidence by authorities there, Radcliff police say.

The white Oldsmobile with a fender and door painted red was reported stolen from a Vine Grove residence prior to the July 21 killing and robbery of Now Fashions owner Charles Dole.

Two murder suspects, Jamah Harris and Jermaine Kirkland, both 20, also were found in Knoxville and are being held in connection with Dole’s death and the vehicle theft.

Radcliff Detective Lt. Ralph Craig said police received numerous tips on the car’s whereabouts.

According to Radcliff police, Harris waived extradition from Tennessee to Hardin County for prosecution, but Craig said he was unsure of Kirkland’s extradition status. It is unclear if a governor’s warrant will be needed to bring Kirkland before a Hardin District Court judge.

Kirkland surrendered to Knoxville police Wednesday. Information from Kirkland’s interview with investigators led to Harris, who police said was staying with a Knoxville relative.

Both have been charged with auto theft and will face murder and robbery charges once returned to Hardin County. While awaiting extradition, the two men are being housed at a Knoxville jail.

Bob White can be reached at (270) 505-1750.