Man wanted for murder of CrossFit gym owner arrested in TX 13 months later
By Angi Gonzalez
<font size="2">Deitrekk Boone</font>
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:44:21 GMT — Toledo Police have confirmed that Deitrekk Boone, the last of several suspects wanted in connection to the murder of a South Toledo gym owner, has been arrested. TPD spokesperson, Sgt. Joe Heffernan, said it will probably be about a week before the 20-year-old is brought back to the Glass City by deputies with the Lucas County Sheriff's Office. Heffernan said that the Houston Police Department arrested Boone on Wednesday at approximately 3 p.m. EST. He was taken into custody at a Texas franchise of the Golden Coral restaurant after evading police for 2 days. On Monday, Houston Police stopped Boone near a local library because they suspected he was selling drugs in the area. Officers asked Boone to produce identification and when he couldn't, they scanned his fingerprint into a mobile identification unit. Before a match was made, however, Boone allegedly assaulted an officer at the scene. Later, Houston Police learned that Boone was wanted for murder and then spent the next 48 hours tracking him down. Officials had said previously that Boone might be hiding in the Cleveland, Columbus, or Atlanta, Georgia areas. Authorities also told WNWO, in the past, that Boone's youth and his lack of bank accounts or credit cards made it harder to track him down. As of 5 p.m on Wednesday, it was still unclear if Boone was in the custody of the Houston Police Department or the Harris County Sheriff's office. Back in November 2012, Boone was allegedly part of the deadly shooting that killed 57-year-old Joe Lengel outside his CrossFit Toledo gym; in what investigators called a case of mistaken identity. READ: Man shot, killed outside South Toledo gym In the months after the CrossFit enthusiast was killed, five people were charged in the case and all but Boone had been tried and sentenced to prison time.
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