Police in Nashville have arrested a 37-year-old man, accusing him of the deadly stabbings of his ex-girlfriend and her teenage son in a vicious assault that left a teen woman significantly wounded.
Metro Nashville Police verify Jermaine Agee has been charged with two counts of homicide within the slayings Monday morning of his ex-girlfriend Mayra Garcia, 38, and her 13-year-old son, Jayden Taylor.
A assertion from police says Garcia and Taylor died from stab wounds. Another teen is in secure situation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the place she is being handled for her accidents.
According to the assertion, “Agee forced his way into Garcia’s home” in Antioch “through the rear door sometime before 2 a.m.” on Monday.
“He went to the kitchen counter, retrieved a butcher-type knife, and apparently went to the bedrooms,” the assertion explains. “After inflicting stab wounds, Agee ordered the victims, excluding Jayden Taylor, to sit on a sofa.”
(The assertion says Jaden had already been critically stabbed in his bed room when he was ordered to the couch.)
NewsChannel5, citing Metro Police Spokesperson Don Aaron, reviews Agee allegedly informed the household as soon as in the lounge, “Someone is going to die tonight.”
A bodily confrontation ensued, and “additional injuries to the victims were inflicted then,” the police assertion says.
Garcia fled by the entrance door of the residence, police stated, and ran to a close-by residence for assist, collapsing on the porch. She was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and was pronounced useless.
Agee allegedly fled in Garcia’s automotive, however was situated at a close-by restaurant after somebody known as police a couple of man stained with blood.
Officers arrived and Agee allegedly ran, however was tracked down moments later.
“During the search for Agee, homeless persons in the area told officers that they were aware of him and that he had stayed at a nearby homeless camp,” the assertion reads.
A motive stays unclear.
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The violence preceded an incident the earlier week, throughout which “officers were called to an elementary school where Garcia and Agee were arguing in the office,” reads the assertion.
“School staff noticed that Garcia had visible bruising to her face. Agee left school property after the argument. Garcia told officers that Agee hit her in the face multiple times the prior night during an argument. Police swore out the arrest warrant and assisted Garcia in obtaining an order of protection. His whereabouts between last Tuesday and this morning have not been determined.”
Agee, police stated, is a convicted felon in Alabama who served practically three years in jail for theft and theft convictions earlier than his launch in June 2018.
A GoFundMe marketing campaign launched to assist cowl the sufferer’s funeral prices and medical bills described Garcia as “the loving mother of three beautiful children who was attacked in the vicious domestic violence crime resulting in the death of her and her 13-year-old son Jayden.”
It provides: “We are asking for your help to help with the funeral expenses and medical expenses that will accrue because of this senseless crime. Thank you in advance.”
As of Friday, the marketing campaign, looking for $20,000, has raised practically $16,000 of its aim.