Wanted murder suspect arrested in Lincoln

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Lincoln Police arrested a wanted murder suspect out of Mississippi near 48th and Orchard streets overnight.

LPD said Stephon Clay, 23, was taken into custody at the French Quarter Apartments late Monday night.

Clay was wanted on a murder charge out of Mississippi. Clay is a suspect in a 2016 shooting in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

According to the U.S. Marshals Service, Clay had been observed acting suspiciously near the federal courthouse in Lincoln Monday, which initiated the investigation into his identity and whereabouts.

The U.S. Marshals Metro Fugitive Task Force then received more detailed information from the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force in Mississippi.

Clay was lodged at the Lancaster County Jail and is awaiting extradition to Mississippi.

The Lincoln and Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force and the Lincoln Police Department’s K9 Unit assisted in the arrest.