Location: 700 Block of East Success in Porterville

Incident Date: 1/2/20

Case Number: 19-16238

Victim: Adonis Tapia

City: Porterville

Posted by: Media Relations

UPDATE: Brothers Tracked Down in Nebraska, Arrested for Porterville Murder


The Tulare County Sheriff's Office, with help from Nebraska State Patrol and Utah Highway Patrol, has arrested 20-year-old Jeremy Bailey and 25-year-old Christopher Corbit, both of Porterville, for the murder of Adonis Tapia on January 2nd in the 700 Block of East Success in Porterville.

Immediately after the murder, the TCSO Homicide Unit began tracking the suspects, who are brothers, and had fled to Nebraska, where it’s believed they have family.

On January 5th, in coordination with Nebraska State Patrol and Utah Highway Patrol, the suspects were spotted entering the State of Utah, where a pursuit ensued.

The suspects were involved in a non-injury car accident and were taken into custody without incident. TCSO Homicide Detectives are in Utah right now helping with the investigation.

A motive for the shooting will not be released as this remains an active investigation. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the suspects’ vehicle, which is believed to have been dumped shortly after the murder, is encouraged to contact the Tulare County Sheriff's Office at 559-733-6218. The vehicle is described as a black, 2006 Acura TL with license plate #8HEZ274.