NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Metro Nashville Police have made an arrest in connection to the murder of a counselor Tuesday evening.
Police say 31-year-old Brian D. Conley is being charged in counselor Melissa Hamilton's murder Tuesday night at Crossroads Counseling on S. Gallatin Pike.
BREAKING: Brian D. Conley, 31, is being charged with Tue night's brutal murder of Melissa Hamilton inside Crossroads Counseling on S. Gallatin Pike where she worked. There is no indication that he was a client. Area surveillance video greatly assisted Madison Precinct detectives. pic.twitter.com/24n9T8P4qS— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) December 6, 2019
After officers reviewed surveillance video, they determined Conley entered through the front door at 7:30 p.m. According to police, it appears Conley and Hamilton had a brief interaction before the lights were turned off.?
About 15 minutes later, Conley left through the rear exit. There was no indication that the two knew each other prior to the attack or that Conley was one of Hamilton's clients.?
Police say Melissa Hamilton's body was discovered Wednesday morning with multiple stab wounds. According to court papers, Hamilton was sexually assaulted before she was killed.?
Surveillance video helped detectives identify Conley as the accused murderer.?
BREAKING: Madison Precinct detectives have made an arrest for Tuesday evening's murder of Melissa Hamilton at Crossroads Counseling on S. Gallatin Pike. Her body was found Wednesday morning. She suffered multiple stab wounds. Arrest details forthcoming later this evening. pic.twitter.com/mGmRPRkDq3— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) December 5, 2019
Conley lived on Pueblo Drive and was arrested Thursday afternoon outside the Madison Public Library, directly across the street from Crossroads Counseling. He checked out a book Tuesday and returned it to the library Thursday afternoon where he was taken into custody.?
Conley refused to speak to detectives and had a wound on his right hand, consistent with Hamilton's stab wounds.?