19-year-old charged in 2020 Murfreesboro murder at apartment complex

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Posted at 4:32 PM, Jun 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-23 17:34:56-04

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) — Murfreesboro Police arrested and charged a 19-year-old in connection to a 2020 homicide.

Rickey Leedarius Flowers, of Murfreesboro, was charged with the first-degree murder of 19-year-old Jaylen Spears of Nashville.

Police officials say Spears was shot multiple times inside a car in the parking lot of The Cove at Center Point 5 Apartments on Old Lascassas Road on June 19 of last year. Detectives believe the two met to trade guns when the shooting happened.

Flowers is being held on a $300,000 bond at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center. He has a bond hearing set for June 28 in Rutherford County Circuit Court.