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Man Wanted for Murder in Arkansas Arrested in Clarksburg

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A man wanted for murder in Arkansas was caught Thursday in Clarksburg.

Curtis Dorsey, 33, of Little Rock, Arkansas, was taken into custody at an apartment on Mulberry Avenue early Thursday morning, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Dorsey allegedly shot Sharniece Hughes, 35, multiple times outside of her home on Mabelvale Pike in Little Rock, Arkansas, on September 5, 2016.  Dorsey and Hughes had previously been in a relationship and were partners owning a food truck, according to officials. Dorsey's black Toyota Tundra was also seen leaving the area shortly after the shooting, officials said.

U.S. Marshals began looking for Dorsey in Arkansas and Pennsylvania the day after the shooting occurred, and a warrant was obtained for his arrest. Dorsey was located in El Paso, Texas on October 16, 2016, but he ran from police, crashed through a barrier, and crossed the border into Mexico, according to the Marshals Service.

Marshals worked with Mexican authorities to locate Dorsey, but he came back to the U.S. before Mexican officials were able to arrest him. 

Deputies in Arkansas gathered information Wednesday that Dorsey was living in an apartment on Mulberry Avenue, and a number of agencies and two SWAT teams responded to arrest him.

Once entry was made into the apartment, Dorsey was observed going out a window of the third-story apartment. He refused commands to go back inside, and he then jumped from the window, marshals said.  Dorsey was then taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital.

Dorsey will be charged as a fugitive from justice and will appear in Harrison County Court before returning to Arkansas to face a murder charge.

Based on observations made in the apartment while handling the incident, the Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force obtained a search warrant and found 4.1 ounces of methamphetamine, an ounce of heroin, an additional 23 stamps of heroin, three grams of marijuana and $3,640. The task force will consider possible charges in relation to the drugs, as well.

"The expertise of the U.S. Marshals Service and the ability to coordinate with state and local agencies," Harrison County Sheriff Robert Matheny. "If this subject had not been arrested, he would likely still be committing crimes in our community."

Multiple agencies responded to the incident, including the Harrison County Sheriff's Department, the Clarksburg Police Department, the Bridgeport Police Department, Task Force Officers from the Morgantown Police Department, the Greater Harrison County Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, the Clarksburg Fire Department, and Harrison County EMS. The U.S. Marshals Service will continue to investigate the incident.

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