Cubas-Velasquez

Cubas-Velasquez

KNOXVILLE — U.S. Marshals and the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man wanted in a double homicide in Georgia.

The U.S. Marshals’ Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force and the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office arrested Edvin Cubas-Velasquez, 26, at approximately 3 p.m. Friday at a dwelling on the 400 block of Trentham Lane in Gatlinburg.

Cubas-Velasquez was wanted on charges of double homicide. The charges stem from a Nov. 15, 2020, shooting where two people died and at least two others were injured at a Clayton County, Georgia, mobile home park.

In March, the local law enforcement agency requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals’ South East Regional Fugitive Task Force in locating and apprehending Cubas-Velasquez. The information developed in Georgia by the task force revealed Cubas-Velasquez may be hiding in East Tennessee and a request for assistance was relayed to East Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force.

The investigation in East Tennessee led the officers to an apartment on Trentham Lane, in Gatlinburg. Cubas-Velasquez was taken into custody without incident.

Cubas-Velasquez will remain at the Sevier County Detention Facility pending extradition to Georgia.