The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office has identified a suspect in connection with the murder of Joseph Allen, who was found dead alongside a road in Parrish. Police say the incident may have been instigated by a “messed up tattoo.”
Jamal Christopher Calloway, 20, now faces murder charges, officials said. Allen’s body was discovered by motorists at about 2:25 p.m. alongside the 11350 block of Old Tampa Road.
Calloway was arrested in the Newtown area of Sarasota, less than two hours after the sheriff’s office publicly identified him as a suspect. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the arrest, and took Calloway to the Sarasota County jail. He was held without bond.
A Mossberg shotgun, a .22-caliber assault rifle, a .38-caliber revolver, a 9 mm Glock handgun and 7.62-caliber assault rifle were all taken from the home by investigators.
NOTE: The incorrect photo of Jamal Calloway was previously posted in error due to submission from official covering the case. Our apologies to Mr. Calloway.