Marques Lamarr Cheez Kelly KSP Arrest

Marques Lamarr "Cheez" Kelly

KUTTAWA, KY (WSMV) - Investigators with Kentucky State Police have arrested a man from Clarksville wanted in the 2018 homicide of 22-year-old Antorius Gallion.

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According to KSP, a trooper was on patrol on Interstate 24 in Marshall County around mile marker 29 at 8:14 p.m. Monday when they saw a black BMW speeding down the roadway eastbound. The trooper tried to stop the car but it kept going.

The trooper chased after the speeding car on I-24 through Marshall, Livingston, and Lyon Counties. The car then exited at mile marker 40 and hit a pickup truck at the intersection. There were no injuries in the crash.

The driver, later identified as 25-year-old homicide suspect Marques Lamarr "Cheez" Kelly, and two others in the car fled on foot. Two of the suspects were arrested within minutes, the third was arrested an hour and a half later.

The two additional suspects inside the car were 20-year-old Dequantis Crouch and 26-year-old Cemage D. Garrard, both of Clarksville. Crouch is facing charges of fleeing/evading police in the first degree, first degree first offense possession of a controlled substance for carrying cocaine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.

Garrard was charged with first degree fleeing/evading police, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, receiving stolen property (a gun), first degree first offense trafficking a controlled substance for less than four grams of cocaine and marijuana.

Kelly was charged with speeding, reckless driving, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, first degree fleeing/evading police, first degree first offense possession of a controlled substance for cocaine, first degree criminal mischief, first degree wanton endagerment, possession of marijuana, and for being a fugitive of another state for the Tennessee homicide warrant.

Kelly is currently housed in the Christian County Jail. Crouch and Garrard are being housed in the Caldwell County Jail. The investigation is still ongoing.

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