CHATTANOOGA – An ongoing and joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, deputies with the Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Department and officers with the Pikeville Police Department has resulted in additional arrests in the April homicide of a Pikeville man.
At the request of 12th District Attorney General J. Michael Taylor, on April 20th, TBI Agents joined Bledsoe County deputies and Pikeville Police officers in a missing person investigation. Thomas R. Rogers (DOB 02/18/1988) of Pikeville had been reported missing by a family member the day before. On April 24th, a deputy found Mr. Rogers’ body in a wooded area off Valley View Road in Pikeville. During the course of the investigation, Agents and deputies developed information that resulted in Nakayla Sullivan being charged on April 26th in connection to the homicide. Through the ongoing investigation, further information was developed that indicated Marcelino Leal and Keiven Bundy also had involvement in the death of Mr. Rogers.
On Monday, the Bledsoe County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Nakayla Sullivan (DOB 11/29/1992) with one count of Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder. Marcelino Leal (DOB 10/17/1995), below middle, is charged with one count of First Degree Murder, one count of Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder, one count of Employing Firearm with Intent to go Armed, and one count of Aggravated Assault. And Keiven Lee Bundy (06/07/1988), below right, is charged with one count of First Degree Murder, one count of Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder, one count of Employing Firearm with Intent to go Armed, and one count of Possession of Weapon by Convicted Felon. All three individuals were booked at the Bledsoe County Jail, where they are currently being held without bond.