Arrests made in car dealer's murder

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at 1:42pm
Staff reports

Two suspects police have been searching for in connection with the fatal shooting of a Nashville businessman are now behind bars.

William Mozell Coley and Markreo Quintez Springer, both 20, were arrested Tuesday in Cookeville.

Coley was arrested by Putnam County sheriff’s deputies Tuesday morning at a home on Dodson Branch Road. Deputies Tuesday afternoon arrested Springer at a mobile home on West Broad Street.

Authorities in Cookeville began looking for the two after East Precinct detectives received word a few days ago that they could be in that area. Both are expected to be returned to Nashville tonight.

They are suspected in the July 27 shooting death of Sadegh Maleki, 69, the owner of Lucky Auto Imports at 2817 Dickerson Pike.

The Metro Police investigation has revealed that Coley and Springer lived in a boarding house across the street from Lucky’s.

The two suspects are believed to have killed Maleki during a robbery attempt, during which Maleki likely pulled his own gun and fired on his assailants because Coley suffered a gunshot wound Monday night.

The 20-year-olds are charged with criminal homicide.

3 Comments on this post:

By: P51Jock on 8/4/09 at 5:34

The next boarding house these two creeps will be living in needs to have a lifetime sentence and no parole.

These big men are nothing but cowards...let's see how tough they really are in their next adventure in life.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/5/09 at 9:16

I totally agree.

By: Nash19 on 8/5/09 at 10:00

Oh come on. These are misguided youth. They need hugs. Let's organize the community and start "Hugs for Thugs".