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U.S. Marshals Arrest Man Wanted for Death of Northeast Arkansas Cop

JULY 26, 2006 - Posted at 7:28 a.m. CDT

 

ST. LOUIS, MO - St. Louis authorities have arrested a man accused of fleeing a northeast Arkansas police officer who crashed and died in a 2003 pursuit.

Otis Vernell Graham was featured on the TV show America's Most Wanted last year and was pulled over and arrested by U.S. Marshals and St. Louis police yesterday.

Authorities say in September 2003, Graham and two other men stole nearly $700 worth of candy from a West Memphis grocery store.  Officer Mike Waters crashed in a construction site and died after a pursuit.

Two of the men involved in the incident are in prison.  The driver of the getaway car was sentenced to 60 years.

Graham had been on the run since 2004 and faces a charge of first degree murder.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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