Texas fugitive wanted for murder caught in Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington Police Department says a fugitive wanted for murder in Texas is in custody in Lexington.

Police say they received an anonymous tip that 38-year-old Jerry Greer was staying at the LaQuinta Inn on Stanton Way.

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Police began surveillance of the hotel on Saturday.

They say they arrested Greer without incident as he left the hotel.

According to KTRK in Houston, Greer shot 29-year-old Edna McWorter to death after a fight outside a bar in September 2018.



In addition to murder, Greer is also wanted for parole violation.