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Alabama cold case murder suspect arrested in Jackson

Carley Joseph Lonnie Capps (Source: Cape Girardeau County SO) Carley Joseph Lonnie Capps (Source: Cape Girardeau County SO)
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JACKSON, MO (KFVS) - Cape Girardeau County Sheriff John Jordan says his office, along with other agencies, arrested a man Thursday night in connection to an Alabama cold case homicide investigation.

According to the sheriff's office, deputies assisted the FBI, Missouri Highway Patrol along with investigators with the Mobile, Alabama Police Department, in arresting 22-year-old Carley Joseph Lonnie Capps.

Authorities say Capps was living Gordonville, Missouri was arrested In the 600 block of Greensferry in Jackson, Missouri. Capps' father says he has lived in Gordonville since December 2014.

He is was booked into the Cape Girardeau County Justice Center awaiting extradition to the State of Alabama.

Mobile police were able to obtain a warrant on Thursday for the charge of murder against Capps.

On Friday, his father maintained that Capps is innocent.

"He just wants to get it all put behind him and prove his innocence," said his father, also named Carley Capps. "I mean he didn't do it and I know he didn't do it. And when he gets back down there and goes to court it'll prove he didn't do it."

Mobile Alabama police say on January 5, 2012 at around 11:50 p.m. they responded with the Mobile Fire Department to Spring Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery on 600 Pierce Road for a report of a vehicle fire.

After crews extinguished the fire, a deceased male victim was found in the vehicle.

The victim was later identified as Michael Adkins, 31, of Spanish Fort, Alabama.

Alabama authorities say the investigation by homicide detectives showed Capps was the suspect responsible for the murder.

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