U.S. Marshals Service needs public’s help to find murder suspect Antonio Davis

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Update: Authorities have confirmed Antonio Davis was taken into custody Friday in Goodlettsville.

He was arrested in the lobby of a motel without incident.


MEMPHIS, Tenn. –An accused murderer was still on the streets Friday.

Antonio Davis, 27, was out on a three year suspended sentence for aggravated assault when police say he killed his ex-girlfriend.

He reportedly shot and killed Lakeyel Hurd more than two weeks ago in her apartment.

The U.S. Marshals are hoping the public can help point them towards Davis, who’s wanted for first degree murder.

“We are following up on leads, interviewing people, going to different houses,” said Deputy U.S. Marshal Seth Bruce.

The U.S. Marshals have even put his picture on several billboards trying to generate tips.

They said they believe he is still in the Memphis area, and he might have altered his appearance with dreadlocks.

WREG has reported before on his history of domestic violence.

He got out of jail a year ago this month, pleading down an attempted first degree murder charge to aggravated assault, after he reportedly got physical with a different ex.

That woman said he beat her and poured lighter fluid on her, but Davis’ attorney said her story did not add up.

County records showed this was not the only complaint against him over the years.

“The person’s criminal history always factors into when we’re on the hunt, because we take that very seriously,” Bruce said.

WREG went by an address listed for Davis, at least at one point, but no one answered.

We spoke with a family member of Hurd’s, who told us everyone who loved her wants justice.

WREG is not identifying her since Davis is still out there.

“They can’t eat, they can’t think, I mean, they’re still in disbelief of what he did to her,” she said.

Bruce said there will be a reward for whoever helps them find and arrest Davis.

Call 1-877-926-8332 with information.

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