(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – A homicide suspect, who allegedly killed a drug trafficker back in 2010, has been arrested after 12 years in hiding, during which he was working as a security guard.
The suspect, 42-year-old Charles Turk, a native of Ohio, escaped an arrest warrant on murder charges issued in Cincinnati in 2011, US Marshals announced, as cited by The Washington Times.
Turk is accused of killing Robert Jones, who was 33 at the time of his death and an established drug trafficker, the report reveals, quoting a criminal complaint that charges the suspect with “unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.”
The wanted man was found and caught on Friday. He was working as a security guard at a bar in Oklahoma City.
Turk allegedly killed Jones on December 10, 2010. The drug trafficker’s corpse was discovered at the edge of the Hartwell Country Club, a now-defunct golf course in Cincinnati.
His body had a gunshot wound and was bound and wrapped up.
The investigators concluded that Jones was most likely killed elsewhere, and his body was dumped. He was probably murdered in a drug-related dispute.
According to the Cincinnati Police Department, the dead body was discovered by a passing motorist.
After the investigators decided Charles Turk was their primary suspect in the homicide, they first filed a criminal complaint on May 5, 2011, charging him with evidence tampering.
A second charge for Jones’ murder was added on June 14, 2011, with the Hamilton County Municipal Court issuing a warrant for Turk’s arrest.
At the time of his arrest, Turk was a security guard at the Coyote Ugly Saloon in Oklahoma City. His extradition to Hamilton County, Ohio, was upcoming.
The case of the Ohio man’s arrest warrant was taken up by the US Marshal’s Office, more specifically, the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST), in 2016.
“The men and women of the United States Marshals Service and our law enforcement partners in Southern Ohio will continue to track down those accused of violent crimes until they are brought to justice, regardless of how long they have been hiding, or where they have fled to,” commented US Marshal Agent Michael Black.
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— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) June 11, 2023