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Georgia Murder Suspect Apprehended in Rocky Mount

Posted January 18, 2007

— A Georgia murder suspect who eluded Nash and Franklin County authorities was apprehended Thursday in Rocky Mount.

Patrick Lynch was captured at about 1:30 p.m. by the U.S. Marshals Service's Violent Fugitive Task Force at a residence at the Kingsway Mobile Home Park.

Lynch, 22, was hiding in a trailer and did resist arrest, authorities said.

"He was hiding in a back bedroom under the bed," said Commander Tex Lindsey with the U.S. Marshals Service.

On Wednesday, a Nash County sheriff's deputy was following Lynch, who was driving a stolen vehicle. Lynch pulled over and fled on foot into a wooded area, authorities said.

Lynch was wanted in connection with a fatal stabbing in Dekalb County, Ga. He was also wanted for felony possession of a stolen vehicle, felony flight while eluding arrest and driving with a revoked license.

Authorities believe he was in Nash County because he had family there.

Nash County Sheriff Dick Jenkins said a friend took Lynch to the mobile home park, where authorities searched before getting a tip on exactly where he was located.

"It's wonderful that he's off the street," Jenkins said. "There's no telling what he could do and is capable of doing."

Marshals were led to Lynch's location by an informant who is now eligible for a $7,500 reward.

It was not immediately known when Lynch would be taken back to Georgia.

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  • geowilrlst Jan 22, 2007

    Rope is cheap and be recycled !

  • highergame4me Jan 19, 2007

    Daggone right, what would you be thinking/saying if he had of murdered one of your loved ones????

  • Wisdom Jan 19, 2007

    Yeah....tattletales and nosey people finally pay off as a good deed!!!!

  • rukiddingme Jan 19, 2007

    I guess some think this is the place to air hatred and ignorance.

    I hope they are not making the comments at work!

  • highergame4me Jan 19, 2007

    It's a good thing we have tattletales!!!!!!

  • sherrymann95 Jan 19, 2007

    First of all I'm glad that lynch and the man that killed his child was caught. It doesm't matter rather what race you are people are killing people . we need to pray more for people that are not right in mind . we need to pray for all family involved in these situtation.Everyone is in my prayers.

  • nowon_yuno Jan 19, 2007

    "non-colored people?" Are these people "clear", like cellophane?

  • brentsykes Jan 19, 2007

    hey missmo1.......go take a long walk off a short pier !!!

  • geowilrlst Jan 19, 2007

    He had a good hiding place untill he smiled at what he thought was a camera flash but turned out to be a cop's flashlight !

    ROFL !

  • Fence Straddler Jan 19, 2007

    He (Lynch) was under the bed looking for GA Peaches!!!
    Glad he was caught. He needs to waive the extradition and go home.