SELMA, Alabama (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A man from Arlington, Texas arrested in Alabama after a murder in south Georgia has agreed to return to Georgia to face charges, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
Demonte Everette Mayes Jr., 23, waived extradition during a hearing in Dallas County, Alabama and will be sent to Americus, Georgia, to answer charges including murder and kidnapping, said District Attorney Michael Jackson.READ MORE: Buyers Taking Big Risks To Win In DFW Housing Market
Mayes was arrested in west Alabama on Saturday in the shooting death of 21-year-old La’Warrior Gardener.
The man died at a hospital after being found with gunshot wounds at a house.READ MORE: Johnson & Johnson Single-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives In Dallas, Arlington Tuesday
Mayes fled Georgia with his 2-month-old son, and authorities spotted the man’s vehicle because of an alert issued for the child, authorities said.
Mayes was stopped while driving along a rural stretch of highway.
The child was placed into the custody of child welfare officials in Alabama, Jackson said.MORE NEWS: Downtown Dallas Skyline Lit Up In Honor Of COVID-19 Victims, Survivors
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