WZTV FOX 17 - Top Stories
The 41-year-old was arrested near Imperial Beach March 6th. Investigators believe he may have been trying to flee the country.
"We believe that that was the reason for his move to the San Diego area," said Frank Watkins, captain with the sheriff's department. "To avoid prosecution and to gain flight into Mexico."
King was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Thomas Colucci, who was shot and killed inside this home on Springs Road November 13th, 2012.
The sheriff's office says Colucci's fiancee Connie King was also romantically involved with the suspected gunman at the time of the shooting.
"Troy [King] was actually still married to Connie King who was actually there at the residence," Watkins said.
Investigators said Connie King was assaulted in the home the day Colucci was killed.
The home where it happened now sits empty but written messages like the one that reads "justice for Tommy" remain.
Tommy was a great guy," said Tripp Hunt, his former employer at Crew One Productions. "He was funny. He was full of life."
Friends say Colucci was a nine-year veteran of the music industry, and news of King's arrest in California brought with it a highly anticipated sense of relief.
"A lot of folks are going to be very happy once this breaks," Hunt said.
When he wasn't setting up stages in Music City, Colucci toured the country as head of security for rockers 311, or as the stage manager for Jo Dee Messina.
The day after his death the country singer wrote on her blog, "with funeral services coming up, tears that will be shed and with the somberness that will loom in the air"
Hunt said his death was a big loss for the music industry, but even more so for those that knew him best.
"We lost a good person but there's two boys that lost a great dad and that's what really hurts," Hunt said.
Watkins said King is awaiting extradition back to Middle Tennessee and that investigators expect more arrests in this case.
Monday, March 11 2013, 11:37 PM CDT
Man charged with faking marriage to visit inmate
May 22, 2013 13:32 GMT
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Washington County authorities say a man faked a marriage certificate so he could visit a woman held in the Johnson City Detention Facility.
The Johnson City Press (http://bit.ly/14QBr9L ) reports investigators discovered the ruse after the May 14 visit by 32-year-old Robert S. Hicks of Elizabethton. Hicks was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal simulation. He was jailed at the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of $10,000 bond, pending a court appearance Wednesday.
Information from: Johnson City Press, http://www.johnsoncitypress.com
Asia stocks rise as Fed official backs easy policy
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mostly higher today after investor confidence was boosted by a Federal Reserve official's comments that the U.S. central bank should stick with its super-easy monetary policy.
BC-US--Dow Record-Three Personal Stories, 1st Ld-Writethru,1173
Dow Record: Three tales of ups, downs and changes
AP Photo FX102, FX103
Eds: With BC-US--Dow Record. Adds photos.
By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: TEENS MOVING TO TWITTER TO DODGE PARENTS, OTHER BORES
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If you're one of those parents who are on Facebook in part to keep an eye on what your kids are up to -- here's a news flash: your kids are on to you and have moved to Twitter.
DOG BEACH WEAR
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- From bikinis to Hawaiian shirts -- it's time to gear up for the beach.