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IRC Sheriff arrests suspect in murder of Justin Bechtold

IRC Sheriff arrests suspect in murder of Justin Bechtold

IRC Sheriff arrests suspect in murder of Justin Bechtold

Indian River County, Fl (treasurecoast.com)- The Indian River Sheriff Eric Flowers has announced the arrest of a murder suspect in the murder of Justin Bechtold.

Justin was murdered last year.

According to the Sheriff  24-year-old Durakai Lee Thomas is the suspect in the killing of Justin Bechtold.

The shooting happened during a marijuana transaction last August at 4350 5th Street in South Vero Beach.

Deputies initially responded to the area after someone called 911 to report a “man down” situation.

Bechtold later died at the hospital.

Authorities called in the SWAT team for a potential barricade situation but no one was found in the home.

The sheriff’s Office said authorities arrested Thomas in Tallahassee on Wednesday.

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