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Posted on: February 25, 2021

U.S. MARSHALS CAPTURE OPELIKA MURDER SUSPECT

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On 02/25/2021 at 9:30 AM the U.S. Marshals arrested John Robert Thomas III, 40 yoa from Opelika, AL in Milldale, CT. Thomas was identified as the suspect in the shooting that occurred on 02/19/2021 in the 300 Block of South 3rd Street. He is charged with Murder, Attempted Murder, Robbery First Degree, and Discharging a Firearm Into an Unoccupied Dwelling. Special thanks to the U.S. Marshall Service, Department Homeland Security ICE, and Fugitive Task Force Officers from New Haven, Hartford and Waterbury, Connecticut for assisting in the apprehension of this dangerous individual. This case remains under investigation by the Opelika Police Department. If you have any information, please contact the Detective Division at (334) 705-5220 or the Secret Witness Hotline at (334) 745-8665. You may wish to remain anonymous.

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