Fugitive apprehended in cemetery

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. – A fugitive charged for a Metro East murder has been apprehended after escaping at a Colorado truck stop early Friday morning.

Turhan Robinson, 37, is charged is four counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted murder, and one count of armed robbery for the shooting death and robbery of 43-year-old Kenneth Deal last month. He was captured in Las Vegas June 2.

Robinson was being extradited back to Madison County, Illinois by a private contractor called Inmate Services, Inc. and escaped at a truck stop in the Denver suburb of Wheat Ridge at 2:19 a.m.

According to NewsChannel 5 sister station KUSA-TV, officers set up a perimeter and searched the area with a K-9. The U.S. Marshal's Service was called in to assist with the manhunt, and authorities urged residents to stay inside, keep doors locked, and call 911 to report suspicious activity.

He was found in a cemetery around 1 p.m. Friday.


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