Murder Suspects Captured in Mexico

9-28-05 - Murder suspects Kevin Cross and Gary Olsen were captured by Mexican authorities today inside a motel room. Both men were wanted for the murder of 22-year-old Scotty Dean Sheffield.

With the help of US Marshalls, Mexican authorities found the pair about 100 miles south of Nuevo Laredo.

Bryan County authorities found the body of Sheffield on September 10th, east of Durant on old Hwy 70 near the Blue River Bridge. Sheffield has been missing since September 1st when he was last seen leaving his father's home. Sheffield was picked up from the home by Melissa Butler, who was later in a GMC Jimmy that led authorities on a chase through Bryan County.

Cross faces several felony charges in Johnston County and was wanted in Bryan County for shooting at a vehicle earlier this month. Cross was able to flee the scene of that chase on foot.


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