SHARON, Pa. (WYTV) – Police have arrested a suspect who is charged with killing a Sharon man in June of 2016.
Kaine Fowler, 21, of Farrell, is being held in Mercer County Jail without bond on first-degree murder charges.
Sharon Police Chief Gerald Smith said Fowler was already in jail in Bedford County, Pennsylvania when he told his cellmate that he killed Troy Scott Hall.
The 29-year-old man was found shot in the head on South Oakland Avenue in Sharon’s only homicide of 2016.
Smith said once they got that information from the jail, his detectives, along with the help of three other agencies, interviewed Fowler. Smith said Fowler then confessed to the slaying.
“We had the lead detective, who was involved in this case, in constant communication with his family. I know that they were frustrated at some points because it felt like the case was stalling, but these things take time and eventually, the pieces come together,” he said.
Chief Smith couldn’t comment on a motive in the case, but he said Fowler and Hall did know each other. According to the criminal complaint, Fowler told his cellmate that he and Hall were friends.
The complaint said Hall gave police details about the crime that only investigators knew.
Fowler was arraigned Tuesday in a Mercer County court, and a preliminary hearing is set for May 19.