HOUSTON (AP) — A capital murder suspect and convicted sex offender who was on the Texas Department of Public Safety Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list has been caught in New York.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office on Tuesday announced the arrest of 48-year-old Joel Burt Thompkins.READ MORE: Driver Hurt When MTA Bus Crashes With Van, Jumps Curb In Brooklyn
Thompkins was sought over the June 4 killing of a woman at an apartment complex in Houston. A capital murder warrant was issued June 7.READ MORE: New Jersey Under State Of Emergency As Nor'easter Threatens Flood Prone Areas
Thompkins was wanted in Dallas County for failing to register as a convicted sex offender.
The Texas AG’s office did not immediately provide further details on Friday’s arrest.MORE NEWS: MTA Says It's Prepared To Deal With Subway Flooding, Commuters Encouraged To Use Mass Transit
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