Officials say suspect in 3 killings found in Texas
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says a suspect in three slayings who was listed among the agency’s Top 10 Most Wanted fugitives has been captured in Texas.
The bureau said in a tweet Thursday morning that Antoine Lashun Adams was taken into custody in Harris County, Texas.
Police in Mississippi and Tennessee have been looking for Adams since he escaped a jail last month in Holly Springs.
Adams is accused of killing a man and leaving him in a Mississippi ditch late last year. He also faces two murder charges in Memphis. Adams was arrested in August in Texas and brought to a Mississippi jail, where he crawled under a fence to escape.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that Adams was detained at a Walmart for alleged shoplifting and deputies used a recently donated mobile automated fingerprint identification system to determine his identity.
“This arrest of a dangerous murder fugitive shows the value of the strong community support we receive from partners such as the Northwest Chamber of Commerce,” said Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.
The statement said Adams is awaited extradition back to Mississippi.