U.S. Marshals nab Pleasant Grove teen sought in deadly Anniston shooting

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 04:25:52 PM. The U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 18-year-old Lequinton Jermaine King shortly before 11: 30 a.m., said Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Cliff LaBarge. A murder warrant against King was issued Tuesday in the death of 36-year-old James W. Byrd Jr.

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A Pleasant Grove teen was taken into custody Wednesday in connection with the August shooting death of a man in Anniston.

The U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 18-year-old Lequinton Jermaine King shortly before 11: 30 a.m., said Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Cliff LaBarge. A murder warrant against King was issued Tuesday in the death of 36-year-old James W. Byrd Jr.

The shooting happened Monday, Aug. 14, in the Lenlock shopping center. Byrd's body was found just before 11 p.m. that night in an SUV.

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Marshals on Wednesday set up surveillance in the area of 14th Avenue in Pleasant Grove. King was spotted driving a dark-colored Honda. Once he parked in front of a home there, he was taken into custody without incident.

Authorities have not yet released a motive in Byrd's slaying. King is being held in the Jefferson County Jail in Bessemer awaiting pickup by Anniston police. His mugshot was not yet available.

King was arrested last year in Jefferson County on a charge of carrying a pistol without a license, court records show.  That charge was dismissed with conditions.

Efforts to reach Anniston police weren't immediately successful. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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