The Tulare County Sheriff's Office (TCSO), with help from Nebraska State Patrol and Utah Highway Patrol, has arrested 20-year-old Jeremy Bailey and 25-year-old Christopher Corbit, both of Porterville, for the murder of Adonis Tapia on Thursday in the 700 Block of East Success in Porterville.
Immediately after the murder, the TCSO Homicide Unit began tracking the suspects, who are brothers, and had fled to Nebraska, where it’s believed they have family.
On Sunday, in coordination with Nebraska State Patrol and Utah Highway Patrol, the suspects were spotted entering the State of Utah, where a pursuit ensued.
The suspects were involved in a non-injury car accident and were taken into custody without incident. TCSO Homicide Detectives are in Utah right now helping with the investigation.
A motive for what TCSO described as a drive by shooting won't be released as this remains an active investigation. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the suspects’ vehicle, which is believed to have been dumped shortly after the murder, is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff's Office at 559-733-6218. The vehicle is described as a black, 2006 Acura TL with license plate #8HEZ274.