Mother of Fayetteville murder suspect found dead in Shelbyville

Published: Sep. 14, 2015 at 1:23 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 12, 2015 at 1:23 PM CDT
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Carlton Capone Caruth was fatally shot on Sept. 6. (Source: Family)
Carlton Capone Caruth was fatally shot on Sept. 6. (Source: Family)

FAYETTEVILLE, TN (WAFF) - A man wanted for the murder of a 20-year-old in Fayetteville, TN has been arrested.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Michael Domonic Sales, who was added to their Top Ten Most Wanted fugitive list, was arrested Sunday without incident. Sales, 29, was wanted by the TBI and the Fayetteville Police Department for homicide in the shooting death of Carlton Capone Caruth, 20, of Fayetteville, TN on Sept. 6.

News of Sales' arrest came just hours after his mother was found dead from an apparent homicide in an apartment in Shelbyville. Authorities are still investigating her death.

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Caruth was killed on Sept. 6 after a fight at a Fayetteville game room.  Police said two men got into an argument at the entertainment complex, and while they were fighting outside, shots were fired. Caruth was found dead at the scene from a gunshot wound. A warrant was issued for Sales for criminal homicide following the shooting.

In 2002, Carlton Caruth's mother, Emily, buried her daughter Cayra, after she was shot and killed.

"The murder of my son, my youngest child, my baby, has brought that back to the forefront," Emily said. "It's just like I'm realizing everything all over again."

Family members are thankful for everyone's prayers, but they say there needs to more aggressive fight to end gun violence.

"It's time for us to get up off our knees and demand justice for this young man and nothing short will be good enough," said Carlton's uncle, Tommy McDonald.

Carlton's mother agreed.

"Killing has to stop, it's hard enough to have to deal with my son's murder and now to know that another family is suffering," she said. "I would not wish that on anybody, I wouldn't wish it on my son's killer."

An investigation into Carlton's murder is ongoing and more suspects could be named.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Previous reports stated the victim was 19 years old. However, family members have clarified Caruth was 20 at the time of his death.

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