Murder suspect arrested in connection with July Cobb County killing

Tavis Crankfield
Tavis Crankfield(Cobb County Police Department)
Published: Nov. 17, 2022 at 1:58 PM EST
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - A man has been arrested in connection with a four-month-old murder case.

Tavis Crankfield is accused of killing Jason Escoffrey in Smyrna July 17. He was arrested Nov. 16 after a brief foot chase near Powers Ferry Road and Delk Road in Cobb County. The Cobb County Police Department’s Violent Crime Bureau (VCB) was acting on a tip received from the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Task Force.

Acting Chief Steve Kucynda said, “this four-month-old case is a testament to the dedication, determination, and cooperation of the men and women from different law enforcement agencies to help capture a dangerous fugitive.”

Crankfield is charged with felony murder and aggravated assault-intent to murder.