Clarksville Homicide Suspect Arrested In Kentucky

Posted at 9:18 AM, Apr 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-20 08:08:48-04

A murder suspect was found hiding in a camper in Cadiz, KY. He had been on the run, after a woman's body was found inside a Clarksville apartment earlier that morning.

A quiet gated community awakened by bright police lights Wednesday after a welfare check turned into a message no police officer ever wants to deliver.

"As an officer you always expect the worst when you go in. It could be a kid playing on the phone, and sometimes it can be a homicide scene," said Jim Knoll, Clarksville Police Department, Public Information Officer.

"I noticed there were some police officers over here and I noticed the tape and I heard a woman crying over here," said Courtney Hallmark.

A relative of 20-year-old Allison Tenbarge was concerned after she never came back home to Evansville, Indiana Tuesday night, and called police to check on her at the Sonoma Ridge Apartments in Clarksville.

That's when they found her dead inside, and the renter, nowhere to be found.

"We don't know what happened inside of that house, and she can't tell us," said Knoll.

Police began searching for 21-year-old Quentin Bird, and asked for the help of Kentucky State Police.

Officers in Kentucky noticed a mobile home had been broken into at the Rocky Ridge RV park, and they found Bird hiding inside.

Bird is on his way back to Clarksville to explain to police what happened.

"We're sorry for the loss of the family but we're glad we have him in custody," said Knoll.

He faces a criminal homicide charge in Clarksville, but he was also charged in Kentucky with 2nd degree burglary and tampering with evidence.