GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - A fugitive wanted for murder in Mississippi was arrested in Walker Monday, authorities confirmed to 24 Hour News 8.
Glen Davis, 42, is in the Kent County Jail waiting to be sent back to Mississippi, where he'll face a felony charge of stealing a car and is a suspect in the murder of 83-year-old man businessman Maurice Colly.
Davis is being held on suspicion that he stole the car he used to get to Michigan, but he has been named a suspect in Colly's murder. have named him a suspect in the murder of Colly.
Investigators say Colly was found dead in the trunk of his car at an apartment complex he owned.
Colly used a walker and sometimes a wheelchair to get around. Colly's family said Davis may have been contracted to do yard work for Colly, but they never met him.
The victim's nephew, Wallace Henry Clifton Colly III, told 24 Hour News 8 over the phone Monday evening that he feels justice can finally be served.
The case was featured on a June 15 episode of "America's Most Wanted," according a release from the U.S. Marshals Service, after which authorities received several tips.
In May, Davis was believed to be in the West Michigan area since he has friends in the Grand Rapids area, as well as Allegan and Kalamazoo counties.
The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and Walker police arrested Davis near the intersection of Alpine Avenue and North Center Drive around 3 p.m. Monday after receiving a tip that Davis had been seen several times riding a bicycle in that area, according to the release.
Davis tried to flee on his bicycle, but was quickly arrested.
His previous criminal history includes burglary, larceny, escape, narcotics, forgery and extortion, and he was considered armed and dangerous.
24 Hour News 8's Leon Hendrix contributed to this story.
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Two other people, who were inside the residence at the time, escaped safely.