K-9 officer helps arrest murder suspect in Memphis

Posted: May 26, 2020 / 07:31 AM CDT Updated: May 26, 2020 / 07:31 AM CDT

Kevin D. Curry Jr

Kevin D. Curry Jr (Courtesy: U.S. Marshals Service)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee authorities say a police dog helped in the arrest of a man wanted on a first-degree murder charge out of Arkansas.

The U.S. Marshals Service said in a news release that Kevin D. Curry Jr. was arrested early Saturday at a house in Memphis, Tennessee. Curry tried to escape the house by going out an upstairs window, but was deterred by a K-9 officer, marshals said.

The U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Task Force had been searching for Curry, who had been charged in a killing in Crittenden County, Arkansas.

Curry also had warrants for his arrest out of Shelby County for aggravated robbery, false imprisonment and theft. It was not immediately known if he had a lawyer to represent him.

Another man was arrested in the house on warrants for a charge of battery and a weapons violation.

The task force looks for fugitives in a handful of Southern states.

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