Lakebottom murder suspect brought back to Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WXTX) - A murder suspect was extradited from Orange County, Florida and in Columbus police custody.

Mark Merritt , 29, was wanted by Columbus Police in connection with the stabbing death of 53-year-old Michael Crowley in Lakebottom last week.

With the help of Merritt's girl friend Columbus investigators were able to convince him to turn himself in.

Merritt will be in recorders court Friday morning. Along with murder he is facing theft by taking auto, armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a crime charges.

FOX 54 is following this story and will update it with more developments.

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