Joint Press Release by the Clarksville Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriffs Department – July 6, 2006, Sheriff Norman Lewis and Police Chief Mark Smith
Following an extensive investigation by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Clarksville Police Department into the murders of Thomas and Juan Vasquez, the agencies announced that Sheriff’s Investigator Larry Hodge and Clarksville Police Detective Alan Charvis presented their cases to the Montgomery County Grand Jury on Wednesday, July 5, 2006. The Grand Jury returned indictments and warrants for the arrest of Chinu Kim for the murders of Thomas and Juan Vasquez.
Kim has been in the custody of Jacksonville, Arkansas, authorities since June 24, 2006, on a Montgomery County warrant for theft of property. He waived extradition and has been transported today back to Clarksville by Montgomery County Deputies Mike Oliver and Craig Myers.
Chinu Kim was booked into the Montgomery County jail on the following charges and is currently being held without bond.
- 2 counts of first degree murder
- 3 counts of felony murder
- 1 count of especially aggravated kidnapping
- 1 count of aggravated kidnapping
- 1 count of theft of property (over $1000)