Two arrested in Portland murder - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

Two arrested in Portland murder

Posted: Updated:
Joseph Carter (Source: LMDC) Joseph Carter (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Two men are behind bars charged with the beating death of a man in Louisville's Portland neighborhood.

Joseph Carter and Sammy Gibson are charged with murder, tampering with physical evidence and robbery in the death of James Newton.

According to Louisville Metro police, on March 6 Newton's relatives found him beaten to death in his home in the 300 block of North 21st Street.

An arrest slip states Carter and Newton were arguing when Newton was killed. While police were investigating, they discovered evidence was removed from the scene and possibly destroyed.  

Copyright 2014 WAVE 3 News. All rights reserved.