Florida murder suspect caught in Albany

Albany, GA - A man wanted for murder in Florida is in the Dougherty County jail.

Twenty-seven year old James Russell was arrested at Motel Six in East Albany around 9:30 last night.

That's where U.S. Marshals tracked him and contacted Albany police for assistance.

Investigators from Jacksonville, Florida drove to Albany and questioned him this morning.

Russell made a first appearance in court at the Dougherty County jail on charges that arose from his arrest by the gang unit.

He's charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana, and Identity Theft.

In Florida, he's wanted for a November murder.  Police say he shot and killed 36-year-old Philippe Foster during an argument.

An extradition hearing will be held before Russell will be returned to Florida.

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