Dallas County Residents React to Arrest Made in Murder of Married Couple

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BUFFALO, MAO.–A man accused of murdering a married couple from Dallas County is off the streets.

Jeffrey Dale Lee Stevenson was taken into custody in his hometown of Mack’s Creek on Wednesday and is booked in the Camden County Jail.

Stevenson is charged with second degree murder in the killing of Joseph and Brandy Allen at their home in Tunas . A second suspect, Billy Sage Medley is still on the run.

KORL10 was in Buffalo to get reaction from the locals about the arrest.

They say they’re relieved at least one of the suspects was caught, but they say they’ll still be cautious since the other suspect is on the run who Dallas County Sheriff Scott Rice calls armed and dangerous.

“Makes me kind of nervous, but I got a couple of dogs and I keep my house locked,” says lifelong Dallas County resident, Darlene Skopec.

Skopec can remember a time when Dallas County was a safe place to live.

 “We never locked our doors or had to lock our cars,” says Skopec. 

Now the talk amongst her friends at the Engles Memorial Senior Center is how there is a killer on the run. 

“Be very aware, just extra pre caution just look over your shoulder,” says Dallas County resident, Christy Payton. 

Sheriff Rice says the suspects didn’t know the Allens, calling this a random act of violence in a robbery gone bad. In the early hours of Sunday morning, the suspects are accused of trying to steal the Allens’ cars.

“They broke into the shop, broke into their shop building and it’s just by the luck of the draw they found something pretty nice,” says Sheriff Rice. 

After a four day search and tracking down nearly 100 leads, one of the suspects, who Sheriff Rice called armed and dangerous was caught. Jeffrey Stevenson was found in his hometown of Mack’s Creek.

“It went smoothly, there was no altercation,” says Sheriff Rice. 

“Great, I really have high respect for our sheriff’s department and local police department, they go above and beyond,” says Payton.

“They did pretty fast work to get it caught,” says Skopec. 

Stevenson is being held in the Camden County Jail without bond.

Sheriff Rice says his department is looking for 22-year-old Billy Sage Medley. 

Court records show his finger print matched one found on a shotgun owned by the Allens.

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