Man wanted in fatal shooting of Toledo ex-girlfriend captured after standoff in Arkansas
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:06:44 GMT —
Authorities say the man wanted in the October slaying of a Toledo woman has been arrested in northeast Arkansas.
The U.S. Marshals say officers arrested 29-year-old Marquis Walker on Monday in Jonesboro. U.S. Marshal Bob Clark says the arrest came after an hour-long standoff after Walker barricaded himself in an apartment.
Walker was taken to the Craighead County jail, and authorities did not know if he had an attorney. Police Sgt. Doug Formon tells Jonesboro television station KAIT that investigators believe Walker had relatives in the area but they don't know how long he'd been in Jonesboro.
Walker had been on the run since October 2013 after being named a suspect in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend, 23-year-old Jordan Jones of Toledo. Police have said they believe Walker forced his way into Jones' apartment before shooting her several times.
Although Walker had eluded police for months, he used social media, making contact with the victim's sister several times.
U.S. Marshall Rodney Hartzell asked for the public's help in finding Walker earlier this month. "We want him in custody now. He's a violent individual. He proved to be a violent when he shot an innocent person in the back. We want him off the streets now, before he commits another crime," Hartzell said.
The U.S. Marshal's Service and Crimestopper both put a $2,500 reward toward the $5,000 offered for information leading to Walker's arrest.
(The Associated Press contributed to this article.)