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Florida homicide suspect arrested in Jackson County, Mich.

Posted: 1:37 PM, Aug 31, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-01 07:40:24-04
Florida homicide suspect arrested in Jackson Co.
Florida homicide suspect arrested in Jackson Co.

A suspect who was wanted in connection of a homicide that happened in Tallahassee, Fla. on Sunday was arrested Tuesday in Jackson County, reports US Marshals Service.

The suspect, identified as Steven Graham Lincoln, is charged with second-degree murder.

On. Aug. 28, Lincoln allegedly shot his live-in girlfriend numerous times with a .45 caliber handgun in front of the victim’s minor child. The child escaped to a neighbor’s apartment and was able to call 911. Before police could arrive, Lincoln fled.

Soon after Lincoln was identified as the suspect and a warrant was issued, the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Tallahassee, Fla. became involved.

The investigation quickly led the task force to believe Lincoln was in Michigan. On Aug. 30, the case was forwarded to the Lansing Area Fugitive Task Force.

Surveillance at a number of residences in Ingham and Jackson counties were conducted by task force members, states a release. Several possible associates and family members were identified, and during a check of a possible associate’s address in Jackson County, a vehicle matching Lincoln’s was discovered.

After surveillance was established, Lincoln came out of the residence and left in the vehicle.

The task force requested assistance from the Jackson County Office of the Sheriff and the Blackman-Leoni Township Department of Public Safety to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle.

Lincoln was taken into custody without incident and several loaded firearms were seized from the vehicle during the arrest, reports the US Marshals. Seized were handguns and long guns.

Lincoln is being held at the Jackson County Jail and will be transported back to Florida after extradition proceedings are complete. He is expected to appear in court Wednesday.

The Lansing Area Fugitive Team is comprised of Michigan State Troopers from the 1st District, officers from the Michigan State University Police Department, the Ingham County Sheriff’s Department, the Michigan Department of Corrections, and the U.S. Marshals.