Cairo man wanted on 1st degree murder charge arrested
CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - A Cairo man wanted in connection with a homicide investigation in Carbondale has been arrested.
According to Carbondale Police, 20-year-old Daurice T. Morse was taken into custody in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, March 28.
Morse was wanted by police in connection with the shooting death of 19-year-old Jacob Gary in October 2022.
Police identified Morse as a suspect in Gary’s shooting.
An arrest warrant was issued for Morse, charging him with first-degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm.
The warrant has a $2 million bond.
In November, a Jackson County grand jury indicted Morse on two counts of first-degree murder.
Officers with the U.S. Marshals Service, Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force in Southern Illinois and the US Marshals, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division - Gulf Coast Violent Offenders & Fugitive Task Force arrested Morse into in Houston.
Extradition proceedings are underway in Texas to bring Gary back to Jackson County to stand trial.
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