One person wanted in Radcliff shooting surrenders in Tennessee

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Two people of interest identified by police

By Bob White

By BOB WHITE bwhite@thenewsenterprise.com RADCLIFF — One man wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of Radcliff store owner surrendered Wednesday night in Knoxville, Tenn. Jermaine Lamarl Kirkland, 20, was one of two men who Radcliff police identified as people of interest. The two men were associated with a stolen 1992 four-door Oldsmobile with a mismatched paint job that was connected to the homicide. Radcliff police identified the vehicle early Tuesday as a key element in their investigation into the slaying of 56-year-old Charles Dole, who operated Now Fashions on North Wilson Road. Detective Lt. Ralph Craig said when detectives arrive in Tennessee, Kirkland will be served with a warrant related to the stolen vehilce. Charges related to the killing depend on the outcome of interviews, Craig said. Police also are seeking 20-year-old Jamah Deonta Harris for questioning. No arrests had been made. Friends and family members gathered for an impromptu memorial Wednesday at Dole's store. No information about a possible motive has been released. Dole, a resident of Duvall Mobile Home Park in Radcliff, died from a single gunshot wound to the chest, according to Chief Deputy Hardin County Coroner Ken Spangenburger. The caliber of the weapon used to shoot Dole is unclear, Spangenburger said. Now Fashions specializes in trendy urban fashions for both men and women. Anyone with information on the car or the shooting is asked to contact Hardin County Crime Stoppers at (800) 597-8123 with anonymous information or Radcliff police at 351-4478. Monday’s killing of the store owner was the second homicide of 2008 in Radcliff and the third for Hardin County this year. The city’s first homicide occurred between Jan. 17 and 19 when a Shepherdsville warehouse worker and mother of two was bludgeoned to death at a Radcliff home with a claw hammer. The only suspect is a man she’d met at work at a popular online shoe distributor which has a large warehouse and outlet in Shepherdsville. Jeremy Shields, a 27-year-old Kentucky National Guard Iraq war veteran, is charged in Wendy Sue Logsdon’s death. Kentucky State Police detectives say Shields killed Logsdon with a hammer and hauled her body to a remote area of Hart County where he set it on fire. The night of Logsdon’s death was the first time the pair met for a date. The second Hardin County killing of 2008 occurred June 3 in Elizabethtown when Hawaii-native Carlotta Mae Peterson, 39, was shot dead in the kitchen of her North Main Street home in Elizabethtown’s historic city center. Police believe Peterson’s 74-year-old mentally-ill live-in mother-in-law, Harriet Stewart, pulled the trigger. Peterson’s husband, Army Sgt. 1st Class David L. Peterson, had been home on mid-tour leave from duty in Iraq for just a few days when the killing occurred. There were 10 homicide investigations in Hardin County in 2007. Bob White can be reached at (270) 505-1750.