For Immediate Release
|August 31, 2016||
Steve Hetherington, Supervisory Deputy U.S.
Western District of Michigan (616) 732-2710;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
|Suspect Wanted for Second-Degree Murder Arrested in Jackson County|
Lansing, MI - A suspect
wanted in connection with a Sunday evening homicide in Tallahassee,
Florida, was arrested by a joint law enforcement task force Tuesday
afternoon in Jackson County, Michigan. The suspect, Steven Graham
Lincoln, is charged with second-degree murder.
On Aug. 28, Lincoln allegedly shot his live-in girlfriend numerous times with a .45 caliber handgun in front of the victim’s minor child. The child escaped to a neighbor’s apartment and was able to call 911. Lincoln fled before police arrived.
Investigators from the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Tallahassee, Florida, became involved with the case soon after Lincoln was identified as the suspect and a warrant was issued. The investigation quickly led authorities to believe Lincoln was in Michigan. On Aug. 30, the case was forwarded to the Lansing Area Fugitive Task Force.
Task force members conducted surveillance at numerous residences in Ingham County and Jackson County. Several possible associates and family members were identified, and during a check of a possible associate’s address in Jackson County, a vehicle matching Lincoln’s was located. Soon after surveillance was established, Lincoln came out of the residence and left in the vehicle. The task force requested assistance from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and the Blackman-Leoni Township Department of Public Safety to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle. Lincoln was taken into custody without incident. Several loaded firearms were seized from the vehicle during the arrest, including handguns and long guns.
Lincoln is being held at the Jackson County Jail in Jackson and will be transported back to Florida after extradition proceedings are completed. He is expected to appear in court in Jackson County Aug. 31.
The Lansing Area Fugitive Team is comprised of Michigan State Troopers from the 1st District, officers from the Michigan State University Police Department, the Ingham County Sheriff’s Department, the Michigan Department of Corrections, and the U.S. Marshals.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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