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NC man wanted for a 2014 homicide found in Portland

Posted: 8:02 PM, Jul 19, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-20 00:02:45Z

A man wanted for a connection in a 2014 homicide in Onslow County, NC, was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Portland, Mich.

The Suspect, Tyler Joseph Prudden, 26, is charged with involuntary manslaughter, according to a United States Marshals press release.

Investigators from the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office in Jacksonville, NC, traveled to Michigan to further their investigation. Through their findings, they believed Prudden was in Portland. The Lansing Area Fugitive Task Force was enlisted to help track Prudden.

On Tuesday, task force members conducted surveillance on an apartment building on Parkers Drive for several hours, and confirmed the fugitive was inside. The Michigan State Police’s Emergency Services Team was called in, and Prudden was arrested at 2:30 p.m. without incident.

The press release states Prudden came out of his apartment and got into a vehicle to leave. This is when members of the task force arrested him. He is being held at the Eaton County Jail and will be transported back to North Carolina after the extradition proceedings are performed. He is expected to appear in court tomorrow.

When Prudden was arrested, he was found to have a firearm on him, the release states.

The Lansing Area Fugitive Task Force is made up of state troopers and officers from the MSP 1st District, the Michigan Department of Corrections, US Marshals, Ingham County Sheriff’s Department and MSU Police Department.