Jamiesfeast – An Alabama man was apprehended in a Mississippi casino, where detectives believe he fled after murdering a man in an Alabama hotel room.
Police in Chickasaw, Alabama, were summoned to the M Star Hotel on Tuesday, where they discovered a man later identified as Christopher Ryan Martin, 38, who had died from a gunshot wound under his chin.
At 3:40 in the morning, a man entered Martin’s hotel room, and a minute later, there was a gunshot.
The suspect was seen on camera fleeing the area in a dark SUV. Investigators were able to identify the man as Cornelius Layette Smith, 48.
Police enlisted the assistance of Mobile County Sheriff’s Office investigators and the United States Marshal Service in their search for Smith.
He was discovered and arrested at the Island View Casino in Gulfport, Mississippi.
He was charged with murder.