Suspect in police officer's murder moved to Craighead County

Suspect in police officer's murder moved to Craighead County
Tyler Calamese (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Office)
Tyler Calamese (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Office)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A suspect being held in the murder investigation of a Newport officer is no longer in the Jackson County Detention Center.

Wednesday afternoon, deputies transported 18-year-old Tyler Calamese to the Craighead County Detention Center in Jonesboro.

Craighead County Sheriff Marty Boyd said the move is a "common practice" when a law enforcement officer has been killed to move the suspect out of the district where it occurred.

Calamese appeared before District Court Judge Barbara Griffin earlier in the day.

He is being held without bond as investigators continue to review evidence and follow leads.

Prosecutor Henry Boyce said that once those efforts are complete, they will be able to make a final decision on what charges Calamese could face.

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