Police make arrest in 16-year-old homicide case

Monday, May 20, 2013 at 1:30pm
Updated 4:07 p.m.
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Julian Dubois Clemmons

Police arrested a man in Wilson County last Friday in connection to a 16-year-old Nashville homicide case.

Julian Dubois Clemmons, 37, was arrested in Wilson County, according to The Lebanon Democrat, on a first-degree murder indictment in Davidson County.

Clemmons is charged with the killing of Daniel Lynn Peak in March 1997. The Davidson County grand jury indicted Clemmons last week.

According to a story in the Nashville Banner from 1997, Peak was killed in a drug-related shooting at 1101 Forest Ridge Way, near the Davidson-Wilson County line.

In a statement, Metro police allege that Clemmons and Peak, who was 18 when he was killed, were acquaintances and involved in selling cocaine. Clemmons allegedly shot Peak after the two had a disagreement over drugs in the early morning hours of March 15, 1997.

Lebanon police arrested Clemmons Friday night at a residence on Toshiba Drive in Wilson County and turned him over to Metro police. Clemmons is being held in lieu of $300,000 bond.

Clemmons’ last arrest in Nashville was in 2006 when he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol. He crashed his motorcycle into two mailboxes near the same street where the homicide took place, according to a police affidavit.

2 Comments on this post:

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