The Latest: Hatchet death suspect had White House arrest history

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Latest on the search for a suspect in a Tennessee hatchet killing (all times local):

4:10 p.m.

Tennessee authorities say the suspect in a fatal hatchet attack had been arrested by the U.S. Secret Service near the White House in April.

Nashville police said in a news release that they are still looking for 36-year-old Domenic Micheli, who will be charged with murder.

They say the Secret Service arrested him in April for driving his car to a checkpoint near the White House and refusing directives to move.

Police say he attacked and killed his former boss, 46-year-old Joel Paavola early Monday with a hatchet and another bladed instrument at The Balance Training center while Paavola was assisting clients with a workout.

Police believe Micheli is still driving an older model small silver Toyota Prius or Yaris.


12:05 p.m.

Tennessee authorities are on the lookout for a man they say killed his former boss with a hatchet.

Nashville police tweeted that 36-year-old Domenic Micheli will be charged with murder.

They say he used a hatchet early Monday to kill the man who fired him about 14 months ago, 46-year-old Joel Paavola, outside The Balance Training center, at a shopping center in the Belle Meade community.

In photos posted on the agency’s Twitter account, Micheli appears to be a white man with a dark beard and glasses, driving an older model Toyota Yaris.

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