Man accused of killing four in Ohio, arrested in Mississippi - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Man accused of killing four in Ohio, arrested in Mississippi

Robert Lee Adams Jr. Source: WTVA Robert Lee Adams Jr. Source: WTVA
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -

A man wanted in connection with a quadruple murder in Columbus, Ohio has been arrested in Northeast Mississippi.

Robert Lee Adams, Jr., 27,  was arrested by U.S. Marshals and Oktibbeha County deputies early Wednesday.

Adams was wanted in connection with the shooting deaths of four people on June 13.

He is also charged with felonious assault and five counts of kidnapping.

We're told two homes in Oktibbeha County were swarmed Wednesday morning searching for Adams.

He was found cowering in a bedroom closet of one home in the Rock Hill Community of the county.

Peter C. Tobin, United States Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio, said, “This fugitive has demonstrated extreme violence and shown a disregard for the lives of others. We in the law enforcement community are very happy that Adams is in custody without further bloodshed.”

Authorities with the U.S. Marshals say Adams and an accomplice held five people at gunpoint in the basement of a home, in an attempt to rob them. They say Adams has been on the run ever since, but the unnamed alleged accomplice was in custody shortly after the shooting.

At the onset of the investigation, police in Ohio found a woman bleeding on the sidewalk and found four people dead inside the home.

Authorities believe Adams was the gunman.

The Columbus-based Marshals, worked closely with the Columbus Division of Police and developed information, which led investigators to several addresses of interest near Starkville.

Authorities say the United States Marshal Service established the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF), in July 2006 and it covers the entire states of MS and AL, New Orleans, LA and Memphis, TN.

Adams is currently being held in the Oktibbeha County jail awaiting extradition to Ohio.

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