Alabama murder suspect caught in Memphis after fleeing court

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man accused of murder in Alabama has been captured in Memphis months after he allegedly fled an Alabama courtroom.

According to the U.S. Marshals Service, 32-year-old native Memphian Travis Lee was taken into custody at a motel in southeast Memphis Wednesday.

Lee is accused of fatally shooting Torrandine Harris on October 26, 2020, in Bessemer, Alabama. The U.S. Marshals Service says Lee was scheduled to appear in court on March 11, 2024, but fled the courtroom when he learned that his bond had been revoked.

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Law enforcement issued warrants for escape in the first degree and failure to appear for murder. The U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force took the lead on the case on March 18.

The U.S. Marshals Service says the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force learned that Lee had fled to Memphis and contacted the Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force for help.

The Memphis Police Department and Shelby County Sheriff’s Office helped take Lee into custody without incident, the U.S. Marshals Service says.

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