GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — Greeneville police reportedly found a child rape suspect dead in his home when officers attempted to arrest him Tuesday, Dec. 6.
The Greeneville Police Department reports officers entered a home and attempted to serve a warrant when the suspect shot and killed himself. The incident is under investigation, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was assisting as of Tuesday.
An updated release from the Greeneville Police Department states the suspect was identified as Juan De Dios Leyea-Marcial, 36, of Greeneville.
Leyea-Marcial’s body will undergo an autopsy at the William L. Jenkins Forensic Center in Johnson City.
No one else was injured, according to police. Police say they have no further information to release at this time.