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"America's Most Wanted" Arrested in Monticello


On Tuesday, September 4th, Drew County Sheriff Mark Gober was contacted by an agent with the United States Marshal’s Service, based out of Little Rock, asking for assistance in the apprehension of a fugitive, Jonathan Jamel May, age 33, who is suspected of two counts of first degree murder and three counts of attempted murder in Detroit, Michigan. Sheriff Gober then contacted Monticello Police Chief Eddy Deaton and advised him of the situation.

According to information received from the Detroit Police Department, May along with two other suspects shot and killed a disabled couple, seriously injured another person, and shot at two other people on February 10th, 2012. After the airing of America’s Most Wanted on Saturday, information was obtained that May was living in Monticello. At approximately 11:00 AM, the Drew County Sheriff’s Department, Monticello Police Department, and U.S. Marshals went to the residence located on Bailey Street where May was believed to be staying. Shortly afterwards May was apprehended without incident. May was transported to the Drew County Detention Facility where he was booked in on charges of two counts of first degree murder and three counts of attempted murder. May is currently awaiting extradition.

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