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Second Suspect In Morristown Murder of 25-Year Old Now In Custody

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Investigators with the Morristown Police Department announced the second suspect in the murder of a 25-year-old man Friday night has been taken into custody.

Police say Antonio Dewayne Yarbrough was shot in the upper thigh inside a Tulip Street home on Friday night at around 11:30 p.m. Yarbrough was transported to UT Medical Center, where he later died.

Tuesday morning, Michael Brandon Ratliff was identified as a suspect in the murder. Authorities said Ratliff is a known drug user and is considered armed and dangerous. Officers tweeted just after 4 p.m. that Ratliff has been taken into custody.

MorristownPolice ✔@MorristownPD
Ratliff in MPD custody!
4:22 PM - Oct 10, 2017
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Over the weekend, the Morristown Police Department looked for two suspects whom investigators believe searched and ultimately shot Yarbrough before beating him.