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Indianapolis double murder suspect arrested in El Paso

September 22, 2017

Federal marshals in El Paso, Texas, have arrested a 48-year-old man wanted for a double slaying in Indianapolis.

Authorities say Mingo Thames had been wanted since May when he was one of two men named in a warrant accusing him of being involved in the fatal shooting of two men a month earlier. The other suspect, Maurice Turentine, was arrested May 5 in Mooresville, Indiana.

Thames remained a fugitive and was believed traveling the country with an Imperial County, California-based church outreach group that authorities tracked this month to El Paso.  A home where the group was staying was placed under surveillance and Thames was spotted.  Officials said he was arrested Thursday without incident and is jailed in El Paso pending his extradition to Indianapolis.

Both men are charged in the April shooting deaths of Darrell Miller II and James Clark.

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