Court documents show how 3 people helped Kirby Wallace while on the run

Posted at 7:13 PM, Jul 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 21:39:14-04

STEWART COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) — Court documents detail how three people were able to help murder and burglary suspect Kirby Wallace avoid authorities during a two-week long manhunt.

Wallace recently took a plea deal in Stewart County to avoid the death penalty. He pleaded guilty to murder and other crimes.

Three people were accused of secretly hiding a gun, a car, and other things from law enforcement -- knowing the items were connected to Kirby's crimes.

David Dover the Third, 26, faces charges including fabricating or tampering with evidence. Police say he hid a pistol stolen by Wallace from an Indian Mound couple's home last fall.

Prosecutors say Wallace tied up Brenda and Teddy Smith, stabbed Teddy, then set their home on fire. Brenda died in the attack.

Court documents say Dover gave that stolen pistol to someone else to get rid of, and gave Wallace a car to keep authorities from finding him.

Two other people - Derek Summers and Mindy Elaine Harris were charged with theft and stolen property. They allegedly knowingly accepting a 2006 black Chrysler 300, guns, jewelry and cash from Kirby, which all belonged to the Smiths.

Court documents say Summers and Harris hid the car in their barn, but is now missing.

Wallace is expected to make a second plea deal Friday in Montgomery County where he's accused in a second murder.