Markese Gibbs, 38, who was extradited last week, is being held without bond in the Shelby County Jail. He was arraigned Wednesday in Criminal Court.
Investigators said the incident occurred on July 21 in the 2300 block of Hawkins Mill Road where they found Izeal Jones, 38, in the street, dead from a gunshot wound to the head. They said the body of Gibbs’ wife, Natausha Gibbs, 30, was found on the porch of a nearby residence where she too had been shot in the head.
Witnesses said Gibbs shot his wife during an argument and then shot Jones when he tried to mediate.
Gibbs fled town, but was arrested the following day in Milwaukee.
The case is being handled by Chief Prosecutor Greg Gilbert of the DA’s Domestic Violence Prosecution Unit (DVPU) and by Asst. Dist. Atty. Nicole Germain of the DA’s Community Prosecution Unit in Criminal Court Division 6 which handles all felony cases out of the Raleigh-Frayser area’s Old Allen Police Precinct.
The DVPU prosecutes felony cases of domestic assault and homicide committed by intimate partners. The Unit also works closely with the Shelby County Family Safety Center to provide services and assistance to victims and their families.