Georgia fugitive captured in Alabama after three years on the run for homicide of ex-girlfriend

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Maurice Nesbitt was featured on a broadcast of "America's Most Wanted" a week before his capture, the Marshals Service said.


A Georgia man convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend was captured in Alabama on Monday after greater than three years on the run, authorities stated.

Maurice Nesbitt, 43, fled on the ultimate day of his trial in October 2017, in accordance with authorities, chopping off his digital ankle monitor whereas out on bond for the homicide of 34-year-old Rashawn Jackson.

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The jury within the trial went on to search out Nesbitt responsible of felony homicide, aggravated assault with a lethal weapon and possession of a firearm in the course of the fee of a felony. He was sentenced to life in jail.

Maurice Nesbitt was featured on a broadcast of "America's Most Wanted" a week before his capture, the Marshals Service said.

Maurice Nesbitt was featured on a broadcast of “America’s Most Wished” every week earlier than his seize, the Marshals Service stated.
(Jefferson County Jail)

Over three years later, Nesbitt was tracked all the way down to Birmingham, Alabama, after authorities obtained an nameless Crime Stoppers tip that the fugitive may be residing at a house within the space, the U.S. Marshals Service stated in a information launch.

Native sheriff’s deputies and officers with the U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Job Power arrange surveillance on the residence and discovered that two males lived on the house. Authorities stated that one man match the outline of Nesbitt.

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The suspect initially recognized himself to officers as “Ricardo” however after noticing his tattoos, officers questioned him additional on his id. He then admitted to being Maurice Nesbitt and was taken into custody with out incident, the Marshals Service stated.

Whereas Nesbitt remained on the run, he was featured on “In Pursuit with John Walsh” in January 2019, and on “America’s Most Wished” on April 12, simply days earlier than his seize, in accordance with the information launch.

Nesbitt is being held with out bond on the Jefferson County Jail in Birmingham. He’s awaiting extradition to Georgia.



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