Eddie Persons was arrested in the early Sunday morning hours on indictments for Capital Murder and Tampering with Physical Evidence in connection with the January 3, 2020 death of Jay Tarvin. Tarvin, who was widely known as a youth league sports coach, was found deceased in his home from gunshot wounds.
Pearson was originally wanted for burglary of an occupied dwelling. He turned himself in back in October, 2020 on the burglary charge. That burglary, according to HPD at the time, was was connected to the homicide investigation.
Two other suspects were also arrested back in September, 2020 in connection with the homicide investigation. Eddie McNair was arrested and charged with Obstruction of Justice, and Kode Deveyon Rashad McNair was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Starkville for Accessory After the Fact of Capital Murder.