Rockford murder suspect caught in Memphis
MEMPHIS, TENN. Authorities in western Tennessee have chased a murder suspect from Illinois across parts of three counties before capturing him.
Kody Walsh of Rockford, Ill., was wanted in the fatal shooting last week of a woman in northern Illinois.
The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/SuhXPW ) reported the 36-year-old Walsh was sought in the Sept. 9 killing of 36-year-old Lori Ann Daniels in Rockford.
Authorities first tried to stop Walsh on Interstate 40 in Haywood County at about 1 p.m. Sunday. He fled, and the pursuit reached speeds above 100 mph as it entered Fayette County and then Shelby County. Police said Walsh's car struck two other vehicles during his dash down the interstate.
A police affidavit showed Walsh got off the interstate but struck a utility pole in Memphis, disabling the car. He tried to run but was soon caught.
Police said a Draco 7.62 mm rifle found in Walsh's car had a loaded 30-round magazine. Rockford police said it was stolen.
The affidavit stated Walsh initially gave officers a fake name but later identified himself after police found a teardrop tattoo, concealed by makeup, under his right eye.
Walsh was held without bond at the Shelby County Jail as Illinois authorities seek to extradite him.
The initial reason police tried to pull over Walsh's car is because he was following another vehicle too closely and his license plate was obstructed.