Monday, May 10, 2010

Coweta Man Shoots, Kills Partner

A Coweta County woman was found murdered earlier in the week in her apartment. Today, police arrested a suspect, the woman's former partner.

Darrell Eugene Tyre, 51 -- the man authorities believe fatally shot 50-year-old Teresa Hood in her Coweta apartment on Tuesday -- was taken into police custody in Indianola, Miss., Saturday morning, according to Major James Yarbrough of the Coweta County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities caught up with Tyre when the 1988 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck he left the area in earlier in the week broke down, according to Yarbrough. Tyre was taken into custody without incident.

Tyre had a gun with him that will now be turned over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for ballistics testing to see if it matches the gun used in Hood's slaying, according to the major.

Yarbrough says the Coweta County Sheriff's Office will begin making arrangements Monday to transport Tyre to the Coweta County Jail.

"By the end of the week he should be in Coweta County -- if not before," said Yarbrough.

At that point, investigators will begin questioning the suspect about the homicide.

Tyre was living with Hood at apartment 1218 in Spring Lake Apartments -- formerly Lakeside Apartments, off Highway 34 East. He became the primary suspect in the investigation after authorities conducted interviews with neighbors, Hood's family members and coworkers, according to the major.

Hood was found dead in her apartment by maintenance staff Wednesday afternoon. She suffered a single gunshot wound to the head. Her body was taken to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for autopsy.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hood family.

No comments: