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Published On: Fri, Nov 9th, 2018

Tharion Nye surrenders to police for murder of Rashad McClaney, joining Jeremyah Howell who was already arrested

A murder suspect in Alabama has surrendered to police. Troy Police reported late Wednesday that Tharion Vincient Nye of Mobile turned himself in for murder in the death of Rashad Montel McClaney.

Nye, 23 is the second suspect arrested and charged with murder in the death of McClaney.

McClaney, 25, was pronounced dead on November 3 after being driven to the Troy Regional Medical Center about 9:30 a.m. Troy Police said McClaney’s body was taken to Montgomery for an autopsy by the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences. Preliminary results showed that his death was caused by asphyxiation and police later added they McClaney had been involved in an altercation at an apartment in the 100 block of Gibbs Street with Jeremyah Deunte  Howell and Nye.

Howell, 21, also of Mobile, was arrested on November 3. He is being held in the Pike County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

Jeremyah Deunte Howell and Tharion Vincient Nye

The Alabama Department of Forensic Science, Pike County Coroner’s Office, and the Pike County District Attorney’s Office are assisting in the investigation.

Troy police are asking that anyone with information involving McClaney’s death or the location of Nye call Troy police at 334-566-0500 or the Secret Witness Hotline at 334-566-5555.

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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