FBI New Orleans
Craig C. Betbeze
(504) 816-3274
November 30, 2016

Knoxville Fugitive Arrested by FBI for the Alleged Murder of His Parents

On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at approximately 3:45 p.m., Joel Michael Guy, Jr. was arrested at his residence in Baton Rouge by the FBI New Orleans Division’s Baton Rouge Safe Streets Task Force and the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office for his alleged involvement in the murder of his parents in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The arrest was a coordinated law enforcement effort between the FBI New Orleans Division, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

Joel Michael Guy, Jr., age 28, was wanted on two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of his parents, Lisa Guy and Joel Guy, Sr. He allegedly traveled home to Knoxville for Thanksgiving, where an altercation ensued over finances. According to Knoxville law enforcement sources, Joel Michael Guy, Jr. allegedly killed his parents, dismembered the bodies, and attempted to dispose of body parts by way of a homemade acid-based solution.

Joel Michael Guy, Jr. is currently being detained at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and is awaiting extradition to Knox County, where he will stand trial for the two counts of first-degree murder.

The public should be reminded that the above are merely allegations and that all persons are to be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.