A man accused of murdering a woman in Kentucky was arrested Wednesday in Newberry County.
Timothy A. Gissett, 50, of Kenton, Ky., was being sought in the murder of 26-year-old Tasha Campbell. Her body was found Monday night in the city of Erlanger, Ky.
Police were called to a home around 5 p.m. Monday to do a welfare check.
When they arrived they found the back door of the home open and Campbell’s body inside.
Police says that Gissett was living in the home.
After news alerts were put out saying authorities were looking for Gissett, he surrendered to law enforcement Wednesdy.
The series of events began Tuesday afternoon when an officer with the South Carolina Transportation Police located a vehicle, 2004 Blue Honda Accord parked on the East Bound exit ramp of Exit 66, which is Jalapa Road, according to Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster..
It was determined that the vehicle was stolen and associated to a murder suspect from Erlanger Police Department, Kenton County, Ky., said Foster.
The vehicle was taken to the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office and later processed by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.
“Deputies and law enforcement officers made a search of the area around where the vehicle was located; however, the suspect was not located,” said Foster.
Gissett reportedly is missing his right leg and served 15 years in prison for aggravated burglary.
“(Wednesday) at about 1:30 p.m., Kentucky police contacted the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office and stated that the suspect was at Exit 66, Jalapa Road, in Newberry County wanting to turn himself in. Deputies quickly responded to the area, located the suspect, and took him into custody without incident,” said Foster.
Campbell was last seen at a Wafffle House in Erianger, Ky. on Friday. The woman lived in Indiana and has a young child.
The two knew each other but police have not stated the nature of the relationship nor the cause of death.