Co-worker arrested in TSU poultry farm murder

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 10:53pm
Staff reports
Jarod Phillips

Metro Police arrested convicted robber Jarod M. Phillips on Tuesday in connection with the Sept. 8 murder of Tennessee State University Poultry Plant Supervisor Nathaniel Adefope.

Adefope, 60, was found stabbed and beaten to death at his workplace.

Phillips, 23, a TSU temporary farm employee, was developed as a possible suspect after detectives learned he received medical treatment for a laceration to his hand on the day of the murder, police said.

DNA samples, taken from Phillips and tested by the TBI Crime Laboratory, showed Phillips' DNA was on Adefope's body, according to police.

Police did not reveal a possible motive in the murder.

Phillips was convicted in July 2008 of robbing an East Nashville Dollar General Store and received a four-year sentence. Records reflect he was placed on probation.

He is being held in the Metro Jail on $500,000 bond.

4 Comments on this post:

By: nature on 9/22/09 at 10:14

Another punk on parole. When will our society learn? I have a right to walk free, the accused parolee doesn't. Keep these predators behind bars. No more SLACK!

By: Nash19 on 9/23/09 at 7:11

Look at the mug shot of this guy! He is smug and knows he will be out in less than a month because he is "misunderstood".

By: fstop101 on 9/23/09 at 7:16

A citizen is died a horrific death at the hands of a scum bag who should've been serving a 4 year sentence.
Whoever made the decision to release this scum into the unsuspecting public is directly responsible and should be made to share his sentence for the old and new offense.
Death penalty is in order for both!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 9/23/09 at 7:47

what gets me is a 4 year sentence means they serve less than a year. and I've yet to see the three strikes you're out actually happen. we waste our money on arresting simple drug possession of pot yet we let these dangerous people roam the streets because incarceration costs too much. unbelievable!