A murder suspect from Alabama wanted in the Halloween killing of another man near Mobile was arrested Tuesday morning by Ellisville police and the U.S. Marshals Task Force.
Jesse Griffin Lane, 23, is a suspect in the killing of Lumumba Kyle Green, 26, who was found inside a burned-out car on Halloween night in Prichard, Ala. — about seven miles northwest of Mobile.
Green’s badly burned body was found after calls of a vehicle fire were reported to the Prichard Fire Department. Media reports from Alabama said he was identified through dental records about two weeks after he was found.
Lane had been on the lam for about nine months when the EPD and the Marshals arrested him on Washington Street at about noon Tuesday.
EPD Lt. Scott Wuertz said marshals came to the EPD seeking assistance. Wuertz, Capt. Wayne McLemore, Cpl. Brandon Holston and assistant investigator John Wallace first responded to a residence on Watson Street where they received information that Lane was at a home on Washington.
Wallace went to the Washington Street home and saw Lane in the front yard. He parked around the corner and called the other officers, who took Lane into custody without incident, Wuertz said.
Lane was in the Jones County Adult Detention Center awaiting extradition back to Alabama.