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Man arrested in fatal attack on Knoxville couple

January 21st, 2010 12:00 am by Staff Report

According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, authorities arrested a man in Georgia in connection with the brutal slaying and attack of a couple in their apartment off Sutherland Avenue.

Joseph Tolbert III, 34, of Knoxville was arrested about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday in DeKalb County, Ga., according to Knoxville Police Department spokesman Darrell DeBusk.

Tolbert was being held today in Dekalb County on a fugitive from justice charge. He is awaiting extradition to Knoxville where he will face charges of felony murder and attempted felony murder. His bond will be $500,000 in Knox County, DeBusk said.

Read the full story on the Knoxville News Sentinel Web site.

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