Pair Charged In Murder Of Bumpass At Lakeside Youth Sports Park; Police Say 3rd Man Involved

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Police have charged two young men in the murder of 37-year-old Timothy Bumpass at Lakeside Youth Sports Park at 4832 Swan Road late Saturday night.

Police said a third man was also involved, but they know only his nickname "Scooby."

Detectives have arrested Kristopher Lebron Bell, 20, and Christopher Jennings, 19, for their connection with the murder. They have been charged with felony murder, especially aggravated robbery and criminal conspiracy.

Officers responded to the park shortly after 10 p.

m. after a witness said he saw two people wearing black clothing drag a lifeless body away from a Cadillac that was in the parking lot.

The Cadillac was found unoccupied with the driver's side window shattered. There was blood on the driver's seat and driver's door.

Officers located the victim in the wood line just north of the vehicle. He had been shot multiple times and was dead.

Police said several personal items belonging to him were missing.

No shell casings were found on the scene indicating the victim may have been shot with a revolver, it was stated.

A witness said the victim received a phone call from Kris, who was an associate of the victim and who often purchased marijuana from him (Bumpass). A witness said Kris stated that he had just robbed someone of $14,000 and wanted to buy $1,300 worth of marijuana.

A witness verified that Kris was Kristopher Lebron Bell, police said.

Officers said evidence on the scene indicates that the suspects fled on foot headed toward a trail that leads to British Wood Apartments, where Bell lives in unit 107. Investigators found him there.

Police said other witnesses stated that at approximately 9:30 p.m. Bell left the apartment with Jennings and "Scooby". All three were wearing black clothing.

A short time later, Bell called a witness from Jennings' phone and asked for Bumpass' phone number.

Police said the trio returned to the apartment 45 minutes later, and Bell and Jennings were panting and sweating.

All three changed clothes and Jennings and "Scooby" left the apartment, it was stated. "Scooby" was seen with a black revolver when he left, police said.

Police said Bell has provided inconsistent statements about his whereabouts at the time of the murder. Jennings refused to give a statement.

 

 


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