Alabama murder suspect captured in Mississippi

Published 7:40 am Tuesday, July 21, 2020

A man suspected of a Sunday murder at an Alabama apartment complex was captured late Monday night in Mississippi.

Police say Eric Markett Hayward, 23, was arrested in Ridgeland, Mississippi, approximately three hours’ drive from Tuscaloosa, where the murder was committed.

Hayward is accused of killing Leonna Tucker, 21, at The Grand at Rum Creek apartment complex on Sunday.

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Police haven’t publicly revealed details of the murder or how they came to believe Hayward committed the crime.