Theesfeld apprehended at Memphis gas station

Published 8:50 pm Tuesday, July 23, 2019

More information is coming in surrounding the apprehension of Brandon Theesfeld, the 22-year-old facing a murder charge in the death of Ally Kostial.

At 9:30 a.m. on Monday, officers with the Memphis Police Department took Theesfeld into custody at a gas station in South Memphis. Theesfeld’s cellphone and credit cards were being being tracked by investigators, which led them to the gas station. MPD took him into custody for additional questioning before he was transported back to Oxford.

Theesfeld was booked into the Lafayette County Dentention Center at 3:45 p.m. on Monday with a charge of murder. On Tuesday morning, he was formally charged by Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth in Theesfeld’s first court appearance. No bail was discussed, and as of Tuesday night, a date for a bond hearing had not been set.

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The apprehension came almost exactly two days after Kostial’s body was found by Lafayette County Sheriff Deputies, who were on routine patrol in the Buford Ridge area of Harmontown. An official with the Oxford Police Department confirmed Kostial was seen on the Square on Friday night via surveillance video, hours before her death.

This story is still developing.