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An Alabama murder suspect has been captured in Oklahoma.
Lewis Quartario Barnett, charged with murder in the shooting death of a Montgomery man, was taken into custody Monday by the U.S. Marshals Northern Oklahoma Violent Crime Task Force and Oklahoma Highway Patrol, said task force supervisor John Gage.
Barnett, who lists a Texas address, is charged in the slaying of 27-year-old Anthony Matthews Jr, whose body was discovered Sept. 14 in Shorter. Oklahoma authorities said the victim’s body had been dumped in a marsh.
On the Wednesday the body was discovered, Montgomery police, Macon County sheriff’s deputies, Shorter police, ALEA’s Aviation Unit and Montgomery Fire and Rescue responded to Shorter on a report of a body found.
The investigation showed that Matthews was shot and killed in Montgomery. He is believed to have been slain on Sept. 11.
A motive has not been disclosed.
Gage U.S. Marshals in Alabama gave marshals in Tulsa information of Barnett possible whereabouts. They worked the lead for a few hours and were able to confirm his location.
Barnett was taken into custody as he exited a trucking business where he was undergoing training. Gage said the suspect had flown to Tulsa from Atlanta on Sunday.
Barnett remains held in the Tulsa County Jail awaiting extradition to Alabama.
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