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Suspect in fatal Ox Bow home invasion briefly escaped custody en route to Leon County

Posted at 12:48 PM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 21:12:14-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. — During extradition to the Leon County Detention Facility, the suspect in the deadly Ox Bow Circle home invasion briefly escaped from a third-party transport named US Corrections.

According to Leon County Sheriff's Office, at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday LCSO was alerted the suspect had escaped custody at the Tallahassee International Airport terminal.

Deputies and canine units responded, tracked, and re-apprehended the suspect.

He was delivered to the Leon County Detention Facility with forthcoming escape charges.

This is a developing story.

The Leon County Sheriff's Office says the suspect who shot and killed a 25-year-old victim during a home invasion on Ox Bow Circle last week has been arrested.

The US Marshal’s Service Task Force located and arrested a man on outstanding murder warrants on Monday.

During the investigation, the Marshal’s tracked the suspect to Independence, Missouri and took him into custody.

These warrants were obtained by LCSO violent crimes detectives for the homicide that occurred during a home invasion in where the victim was fatally shot on August 27.

Evidence collected on scene by detectives was examined by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Crime Lab, which led to arrest warrants for the man.

LCSO says the investigation remains open and active at this time. Pursuant to Florida State Statute Chapter 119, LCSO says the suspect photo and information are being withheld. Case records have been sealed by court order as well.

The suspect is currently being held in Missouri and is awaiting extradition back to Leon County.

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a 25-year-old was killed during a home invasion on Ox Bow Circle Thursday night.

LCSO says deputies were were called to a home in the 7000 Block of Ox Bow Circle around 10:35 p.m. Thursday.

When they arrived on scene, deputies found a 25-year-old victim deceased inside of the home.

At this time, no arrests have been made in connection to the homicide.

Detectives are asking if anyone has any information related to this incident to pleas contact (850)606-3488.

To remain anonymous, please call Big Bend Crime Stoppers at 850-574- TIPS.