Homicide suspect caught in Beloit
BELOIT Beloit police and U.S. marshals took a homicide suspect into custody Saturday afternoon in Beloit.
The arrest came around 1:40 p.m. after officers, acting on a tip, coaxed the man out of a hiding place in an attic in the 1900 block of Elmwood Avenue, according to a news release.
The arrest was without incident, said Beloit police Capt. Vince Sciame.
Arrested was Tevon I. Marley, 29, whose last known address was in Harvey, Ill.
Marley was arrested on a warrant charging first-degree intentional homicide. He was wanted in connection with the shooting death of Ricky Sims Jr., 19, Chicago.
Simms suffered multiple gunshot wounds in the 700 block of Merrill Street in Beloit on Nov. 4, 2012. Sims died in surgery at Beloit Memorial Hospital.
The residence on Elmwood Avenue was occupied by an acquaintance of Marley’s, police said.
Sciame said U.S. marshals have been working the case with Beloit police since January because Marley was suspected of being somewhere between Chicago and Beloit.
Marley also was a suspect in an attempted homicide that occurred April 5, 2012 in Beloit. Sciame said a key witness in that situation has died of medical causes, so the case probably won’t move forward.
Marley will be held at the Rock County Jail pending a court appearance, Sciame said.
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