Details Emerge in Murder Investigation, Arrest of Three

November 16, 2022 - Details in the murder investigation of Sarah Hopson and the subsequent arrest of Ethan Kyle Myers have now come to light also revealing the alleged complicity of two other individuals in attempting to hide or destroy evidence.

According to the affidavit Allen Price and Teresa Louviere, who have been charged with tampering/fabricating evidence with intent to impair - human corpse, initially went to the Shelby County Sheriff's Department and reported their concerns for the welfare of Hopson stating, "Ethan Myers had done something to Sarah Hopson." Upon arrival of deputies to the residence of Allen and Louviere on CR 3635 they discovered a body, later determined to be that of Hopson, wrapped within a carpet in the residence.

Ethan Myers had been staying at the residence since November 12, and on November 13 Myers had been acting strangely, according to the affidavit, and was seen fleeing the residence with blood on his person. Meanwhile, Price and Louviere had stated they had not seen Hopson since November 12 and were concerned for her safety.

The affidavit goes on to outline what appears to be an attempt to cover up the death of Hopson by someone having recently painted the bedroom where she was located and several painting supplies were also found there. Paint had been observed by one investigator on the pants leg of Price.

While investigators were at the scene, Myers mother arrived and informed them Myers told her he was in the woods and did not want to go back to jail. The affidavit further says the mother relayed to the officers Myers had told her Hopson wanted to be sacrificed and Myers stated to her he had sacrificed her. His mother stated Myers, "hears voices and is satanic."

The affidavit further describes an odor of cleaning products was evident in the residence and as they further investigated they discovered Hopson had a head wound and her fingers, toes and ears had been removed and placed in a freezer bag. Plastic convenience store bags were also found containing used towels, rags and empty cleaning product containers. A pair of jeans were also found containing the identification card of Myers.

Myers' car was searched at the residence, and according to the affidavit, found within the vehicle were a shovel, plastic bags, a gallon of gasoline, hammer, tire tool, and a large rock in a trash bag that smelled very strongly like gasoline and the tip of which the investigators considered to be consistent with the head wounds of Hopson.

Investigators sprayed the middle bedroom with forensic fluid that glows when it comes into contact with blood and there was, according to the affidavit, evidence of hand prints and wiping marks on the walls and freshly painted door suggesting someone had tried to clean the walls.

During interview of Price, the affidavit says, Price advised Myers had been participating in cult activity.

Myers is being held in the Shelby County Jail on $1 million bond for Murder, Felony 1, and a $250,000 bond for evading arrest. Price and Louviere both received $250,000 bonds for tampering/fabricating evidence with intent to impair - human corpse.

Bonds were set by Donna Hughes, Justice of the Peace Precinct 1.

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