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Michigan Fugitive Captured In Frankfort

Posted at 11:36 AM, May 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-11 08:31:03-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -Authorities in Frankfort have arrested a Detroit man accused of a violent Michigan murder.

Deputies and US Marshals surprised Martez Ford as he was shopping at a gas station on Schenkel Lane.

Marshals say he is charged with premeditated murder out of Detroit. Authorities say that Ford shot a man in March. He is also accused of putting the victim’s body in a vehicle and setting it on fire.

Ford had been living in Frankfort for a few weeks. He was spotted inside the store Wednesday afternoon when he was ambushed by officers.

Deputies say that Ford also threw a bunch of heroin out and tried to run but was captured.