Jonesboro murder suspect arrested in Chicago

Published: Jul. 28, 2022 at 10:57 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2022 at 1:57 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Police say a man wanted for murder in Jonesboro has been arrested in Chicago, Illinois.

Keyonte Wilbourn, 27, was wanted in connection with the shooting death of 20-year-old Brandon Lakeith Wilson.

According to Friday’s news release from the Jonesboro Police Department, investigators using the Real Time Crime Center’s national license plate reader database and cell phone pings tracked Wilbourn to Chicago.

The U.S. Marshals Great Lake Fugitive Task Force and Chicago police took him into custody Friday morning.

Wilbourn will be extradited to Craighead County to face a judge next week.

Wilson was found dead in his wrecked car around 5 a.m. Sunday, July 24, on Daybreak Drive. At the time, police said they suspected “foul play.”

Police confirmed Thursday, July 28, that Wilson died of a gunshot wound.

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