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Man arrested in Albany faces Florida murder charge

(Source: News 4 JAX) (Source: News 4 JAX)
Russell's mug shot in 2013 Russell's mug shot in 2013
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Florida authorities are taking James Hiawatha Russell from Georgia to Florida, where he faces a murder charge, over a five dollar debt.

Officials say that Russell killed 36-year-old Phillipe Foster in Jacksonville in an argument over the five dollars in 2012, and then fled to Georgia.

U. S. Marshals tracked him to the Motel 6 in East Albany, and arrested him in a motel room in February of 2013, under a false name.

He was charged with drug, weapons, and ID theft in Georgia.

Now he will be tried for Phillipe's murder in Duval County, Florida.



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