A murder suspect who had been wanted in Florida since 2018 is behind bars in Gwinnett County after police said he tried to flee from a traffic stop.
New charges were filed against Travis Gray in connection with the incident, which happened in Suwanee, according to Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Collin Flynn.
A Gwinnett officer tried to pull over the Kia Forte on March 12 after Gray was spotted driving it with no brake lights on Lawrenceville Suwanee Road, Flynn said. The car initially stopped, but when the officer stepped out of his patrol car, the vehicle sped off.
An investigation led officers to an apartment off Arbor Drive in Duluth. Police visited a unit at the complex on March 20 and met with Gray, who was identified as the driver.
While speaking with Gray, police learned he was wanted by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Florida on homicide charges.
Police in Tampa, Florida, have been looking for Gray since he allegedly shot 25-year-old Anthony Jefferies to death behind an apartment complex, the Tampa Bay Times reported. He has been sought since August 2018, according to the Times.
Gray was booked into the Gwinnett jail, where he remains with no bond. He is charged with fleeing or attempting to elude, willful obstruction of law enforcement officers, driving with a suspended license, giving a false name, address or birth date to a law enforcement officer, driving with broken brake lights and being a fugitive from justice.
It is not clear when Gray will be extradited to Florida to face the murder charge.
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