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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

Suspect in 2014 Texas Homicide Arrested in Ashland

Zykeshalla Murphy

Ashland, Ohio – Earlier this morning, members of the United States Marshals Service Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested Zykeshalla Murphy, 32.  Murphy was wanted by the Killeen, Texas Police Department for murder.


Murphy and another male were wanted in connection to a May 2014 murder that took place in Killeen, Texas.  A warrant for Murphy’s arrest was issued four days ago and members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in Texas begin working the investigation into the whereabouts of Murphy. 

Investigators found that Murphy was currently on bond for a petty theft in Ashland, Ohio.  Members of the NOVFTF were able to locate Murphy and arrest her without incident at a home in the 800 block of Ohio Ave. in Ashland.


Murphy was booked into the Ashland County Jail and will remain there until she can be extradited back to Texas to answer for the charges against her.    


U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “This fugitive may have thought she would be able to run from justice forever, but dedicated officers in Texas made sure this case didn’t go unsolved.  The U.S. Marshals Service will ensure that when fugitives are identified they are arrested as quickly as possible to keep our communities across the country safe.”


Anyone with information concerning a wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833), or you can submit a web tip. Reward money is available, and tipsters may remain anonymous.  Follow the U.S. Marshals on Twitter @USMSCleveland


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