Victim in Jeffersonville homicide identified, suspect previously served time in Utah shooting death

Published: Sep. 11, 2014 at 8:28 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 18, 2014 at 8:28 PM EDT
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Tammy Jo Blanton (Source: Facebook)
Tammy Jo Blanton (Source: Facebook)
The scene of the crime at 329 Locust Street. (Source: Todd Hoyer, WAVE 3 News)
The scene of the crime at 329 Locust Street. (Source: Todd Hoyer, WAVE 3 News)
(Source: Todd Hoyer, WAVE 3 News)
(Source: Todd Hoyer, WAVE 3 News)
(Source: Todd Hoyer, WAVE 3 News)
(Source: Todd Hoyer, WAVE 3 News)

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) - Police have charged a man with murder after a woman's body was found inside a Jeffersonville home and it's not the first time he's behind bars on that charge.

Joseph Oberhansley, 33, was arrested at 329 Locust Street early Sept. 11 after the body of Tammy Jo Blanton, 46, of Jeffersonville, was found by a Jeffersonville police officer. The officer had been sent to the home to conduct a welfare check on Blanton.

In July, Oberhansley led police on a 40 minute slow speed chase after he fled from Jeffersonville officers and came across the Kennedy Bridge into Louisville.

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Oberhansley also served 12 years in prison after killing his girlfriend and shooting his mother inside a home in a Salt Lake City suburb in 1998. He also turned the gun on himself. He was convicted in 2000 and released in July 2012. Oberhansley has been booked into the Clark County Jail on one count of murder.

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