Accused double murder suspect is off the streets and being held on felony charges after landing himself on the FBI's 10 most-wanted list.
Terry A.D. Strickland, 24, was captured in the early morning hours of Jan. 15 in El Paso, Texas.
He was "being sought for a double homicide, which occurred during a fight, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on July 17, 2016."
According to the Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn, Strickland is accused of having "cold-bloodedly killed" two innocent men, Maurice Brown Jr. and Michael Allen Reed.
The FBI even offered a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading directly to his arrest.
The FBI and the local police executed an early morning traffic stop and Strickland was taken into custody without incident after receiving a tip from an anonymous El Paso resident and was booked into the El Paso County Jail.
“FBI special agents conducted an interview regarding a tip from our public access line. The information involved the possibility that FBI Top 10 fugitive Terry Strickland was temporarily residing in El Paso. FBI and partner agencies worked through the night Saturday, Jan. 14, and well into the early morning hours Sunday, Jan. 15, to locate Strickland,” El Paso FBI Special Agent in Charge Doug Lindquist said.
Terry Strickland will face charges in Milwaukee for two counts of first-degree intentional homicide and also with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
"I am ecstatic that he's been arrested for the murder of my son," said Reed's mother.
"My son can rest now," she added.
On July 28, 2016, a state arrest warrant was issued for Strickland after he was charged with first degree intentional homicide (use of a dangerous weapon). Additionally, on Oct. 7, 2016, Strickland was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, and a federal arrest warrant was issued for him by the United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin.
"I am proud of the continuous hard work of our agents and law enforcement partners in quickly apprehending this dangerous and violent fugitive," Lindquist said.
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