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The Latest: Suspect in Texas killing captured in Florida

November 28, 2018

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a Texas fugitive arrested in Florida (all times local):

3:15 p.m.

An Arizona man wanted for a homicide in Texas is also accused of beating an 86-year-old man and kidnapping two women during a home invasion in New Mexico.

Police say 38-year-old Jason Gibson is facing numerous charges in southern New Mexico, including kidnapping, aggravated battery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Gibson was arrested Tuesday in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Las Cruces police accuse Gibson of forcing his way into a home in a gated mobile home park and then beating the homeowner. He’s also accused of kidnapping the man’s adult daughter and a friend when they arrived at the home to pick up the man for a Thanksgiving meal.

Armed with a handgun, the suspect ordered the daughter to drive him to El Paso, where he was accused of shooting a family of three during another home invasion on Thanksgiving Day.

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3:11 a.m.

Authorities in Florida say they’ve captured a man wanted for a homicide in Texas and a kidnapping in New Mexico.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that Daytona Beach police officers, Volusia County deputies and the U.S. Marshals Service caught Jason Gibson on Tuesday.

Authorities say a license plate reader in Daytona Beach detected Gibson and his vehicle in the area on Sunday. Officers searched for him but didn’t find him. A license plate reader again alerted authorities to Gibson’s presence on Tuesday, which led to his arrest after a chase and a crash into a parked vehicle.

Authorities didn’t immediately release details about Gibson’s alleged crimes in Texas and New Mexico.

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Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, http://www.news-journalonline.com

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