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Mississippi murder suspect arrested in Shoshoni

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Kingduron Pyle Jr.

Kingduron Pyle Jr.

Shoshoni police on Saturday apprehended a man wanted for murder in Mississippi after learning he’d been living in a local motel.

Kingduron Pyle Jr., was taken into custody late Saturday after he tried to flee from authorities, Shoshoni Police Chief Christopher Konija said in a statement. He was taken to Fremont County Detention Center.

Pyle, 19, is wanted in connection to the Nov. 1 murder of Shad Reese in Columbus, Mississippi, according the Facebook page of the police department there.

Authorities located Pyle after responding to a minor altercation in Shoshoni. During that investigation, police learned that a man wanted for murder in Mississippi was living at the Shoshoni Motel. Konija asked for help from the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, and authorities created a perimeter around the motel while investigating, Konija said in a statement.

Officers found a photo of Pyle on the Columbus Police Department Facebook page, and various witnesses told them that person was living at the motel. They also found a recent article on the murder.

When authorities tried to contact Pyle, they spotted a man running from the back of the motel, according to the statement. He was detained after a short foot chase.

Police in Mississippi believe Reese was meeting with Pyle to illegally buy a gun prior to the shooting, according to The Dispatch, a newspaper in the area. Reese, 23, was found dead in a car in Columbus early on Nov. 1.

Reese was found in the driver’s seat, according to Columbus police. Officers also located one shell casing.


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Joshua Wolfson joined the Star-Tribune in 2007, covering crime and health before taking over the arts section in 2013. He also served as managing editor before being named editor in June 2017. He lives in Casper with his wife and their two kids.

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