TBI Top Ten Fugitive Captured, Charged with Homicide

Memphis, TN (WDEF) – A fugitive who was added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top Ten Most Wanted list in August is now in custody and facing additional charges in connection to a Lauderdale County homicide that occurred earlier this year.

TBI agents had joined the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office in investigating the shooting death of Jessica Hunt, 27, and her unborn child.

The victim’s body was located along Berry Morrow Road in Henning.

During the course of the investigation, authorities developed information leading to Sequna Copeland, 29, as one of the individuals responsible for the crime.

On Monday, Copeland was charged with two counts of Premeditated First Degree Murder, two counts of Felony First Degree Murder, one count of Especially Aggravated Kidnapping, one count of Tampering with Evidence, one count of Felony Possession of a Firearm, one count of Employing a Firearm During the Commission of a Dangerous Felony, one count of Abuse of a Corpse, one count of Theft of Property, and one count of Leaving the Scene of an Accident.

Copeland was located Friday evening and arrested in Ripley. He was transported to the Lauderdale County Jail where he is being held on a $1-million bond.

Copeland was also wanted on a variety of other charges; among them a federal violation of conditions of supervised release and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Categories: Regional News, State News-Tennessee

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