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: Police: 1 Deputy Killed, 2 Wounded In Ambush At Texas Bar
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: Man Shot By Grand Prairie Officers After Ramming Into Police Vehicles
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: Appeals Court Ruling Keeps Abortion Ban In Place In Texas
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