CELINA, TN (WSMV) - Police have arrested the man who is accusing of shooting and killing a child and injuring two adults in Clay County on Monday morning.
The Clay County Sheriff's Office has identified the suspect as 29-year-old Jacob Snyder. He's facing charges in the death of 11-year-old Harley Evans, including first-degree murder, as well as two counts of attempted first-degree murder. He is being held on $2 million bond.
Tonight, Jacob Stanley Snyder (DOB 01/31/1989) has been charged with one count of First Degree Murder and two counts of Att. First Degree Murder. He was booked into the Clay County Jail on a $2-million bond. Here’s a photo when he was taken into custody. pic.twitter.com/A1XSiOx6qA— TBI (@TBInvestigation) October 29, 2018
Evans' father, Justin Crowder, and her father's girlfriend, Kelsey Rhoton, remain in a Nashville hospital where they continue to be treated. Investigators said Crowder is in critical condition.
Multiple agencies from the area assisted in the search for Snyder. The TBI said K9 officers from the Putnam County Sheriff's Office captured the suspect.'
A bus driver went to pick up two girls at a bus stop on North Fork Road. When the driver arrived, one uninjured juvenile female and an adult female boarded the bus.
The driver took the women to the Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department and called 911.
When authorities arrived at the home at 274 North Fork Rd., they found an adult male who had been shot outside the house and a juvenile female deceased inside the home.
"This is a small community and this is something unusual that has happened in our community," said Clay County Sheriff Brandon Boone at a news conference.
Snyder had reportedly been staying at the home doing work for the male victim.
Authorities said Snyder ran into nearby woods after the shooting. Multiple agencies assisted the Clay County Sheriff's Office in the search for the suspect.
District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway said his office is participating in the criminal homicide investigation. He said his office will work with investigators to determine what charges to file in relation to the case.
The Clay County EMA Director told News4 the victims got on the bus between 6 and 7 a.m. The driver took them to the fire department and away from the scene.
"I'd like to thank the bus driver for the actions that he took during the incident for getting the one child safely away from the incident and bringing the injured here," said Boone. "I'd like to commend him for what he did."
The TBI is assisting with the investigation into the deadly shooting.