Fugitive in Destin Murder Nabbed in Knoxville

A murder suspect wanted for a Destin slaying has been arrested in Knoxville, Tenn.

Ben Lee Metcalf was arrested on Knoxville burglary and drug charges last night. He is currently in the custody of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division.

He is wanted for the early May slaying of Lannie Wells Jones, Jr. Jones body was found inside a now closed Destin business known as the “Spunky Monkey” by a utility company worker who noticed a foul odor coming from the building.

Okaloosa county deputies are enroute to Knoxville to aid in extraditing Metcalf back to Ft. Walton Beach.


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