Murder suspect, 28, arrested after going on the run with 15-year-old girl and ‘killing a clerk in a gas station hold-up’
Missing teen Trinity Faith Quinn, 15, found safe in Tennessee on Wednesday
Daniel Aaron Clark, 28, has been arrested on suspicion of murder
Police had issued an Amber Alert for Trinity after she was spotted with Clark
Surveillance footage showed the pair at the scene of Nashville murder-robbery
Gas station clerk killed identified as 58-year-old John Daniel Stevens
Daniel Clark, a family friend, has known Trinity since she was a baby, calls him ‘Uncle Dan’
Police in Nashville, Tennessee said Wednesday that Daniel Aaron Clark, 28, had been arrested on suspicion of murder and missing teen Trinity Faith Quinn had been found safe
A murder suspect on the run with a 15-year-old girl in Tennessee has been arrested, and the girl found safe.
Police in Nashville, Tennessee said Wednesday that Daniel Aaron Clark, 28, had been arrested on suspicion of murder and missing teen Trinity Faith Quinn had been found safe.
Trinity was with Clark when he was arrested near Charlotte Pike and Old Hickory Boulevard, police said.
Murder suspect Daniel Aaron Clark, has known the teen he is accused of abusing since she was a baby
The pair of Daniel Clark and Trinity Quinn had last been seen at 10pm at an Exxon Mobile station in Nashville during the commission of a homicide
Bonny and Clyde: Nashville police released a surveillance footage of the hold-up. Trinity is seen leading the charge wearing a grey T-shirt, camouflage hoodie, blue jeans and brown cowgirl boots
‘Uncle Dan’: Alleged abductor Daniel Clark [right], a family friend, has known Trinity[left], since she was a baby
The clerk killed in the West Nashville gas station was identified as 58-year-old John Daniel Stevens.
In surveillance footage of the hold-up released by police, Trinity is seen wearing a grey shirt, camouflage hoodie, blue jeans and brown cowboy boots. She is five feet tall, about 110lbs, and has red hair and blue eyes.
Trinity and Dan Clark seen in surveillance footage of the hold-up released by police
Clark is five-foot-10, 168lbs, with brown hair, a beard, brown eyes and tattoos on both forearms. He was last seen in a dark colored sweatshirt and ball cap.
Police at first considered Trinity to be a runaway case. She went missing at 7am on Monday morning from her hometown of Dayton, Tennessee, about 150 miles southeast of Nashville.
Her grandmother dropped the teen girl off at Rhea Central Elementary to wait for the school bus for her high school, which she never boarded, Trinity’s mom told WRCB.
Trinity got into a car instead, mother Stephanie Reed said.
Daniel Clark is a family friend who has known Trinity since she was a baby, Reed said. Trinity even calls Clark ‘Uncle Dan.’
Clark’s phone had been turned off since 5.30am on Tuesday, in a potential effort to evade tracking, Reed said police had told her.
Clark previously worked at an automotive parts manufacturer, but his recent employment is unknown.
An amber alert was sent out for Trinity Quinn [left], 15, who went missing Monday morning from her hometown of Dayton, Tennessee, about 150 miles from Nashville where cops found her with abductor, family friend Daniel Clark [right]
The Amber Alert came after Trinity was spotted on footage at the scene of the murder of Exxon clerk John Daniel Stevens, 58.
Police say Stevens was shot Tuesday night during a robbery attempt at the store.
Police found Clark’s vehicle in a nearby parking lot and believed he and the teenage girl could be on foot.
On Wednesday morning a SWAT team was searching the area near the gas station while a helicopter circled above.
The fugitive pair were found hiding behind this embankment, Wednesday morning