A man is in custody in connection to a murder and assault investigation in Caruthersville. Yesterday, officers responded to 106 West Haven in reference to an assault. Upon arrival they talked to Bethany Bernett who had injuries to her face. She said she was hit with a table lamp when she entered her apartment. When officers went into the apartment they found a woman lying dead on the living room floor who was later identified as Shena Allen. Next, officers were called to an elementary school where they found a man identified as Terrance Johnson in his boxers burying his clothes. Once taken into custody he admitted to hitting Bernett with a lamp. He was charged with 1st degree murder, armed criminal action, first degree assault, second degree burglary, tampering with physical evidence in felony prosecution and property damage.