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US Marshals arrest Akron homicide suspect after almost two years in West Virginia

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Posted at 9:08 PM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 21:08:08-04

AKRON, Ohio — U.S. Marshals have arrested an Akron homicide suspect that has been on the run for almost two years in West Virginia.

On July 1, Bryan Esters, 33, and Andre Warren go into a verbal altercation with the victim, Dominique Thomas, outside of a restaurant on Pioneer Street.

During the argument, the duo both shot at Thomas.

According to court records, while Thomas was on the ground, Esters fired several more rounds.

Last May, Warren was found guilty of numerous charges and sentenced to life in prison, with the possibility of parole after 29 years.

Marshals have been searching for Esters since 2018.

Investigators recently found out he was in the Morgantown, West Virginia area.

He was arrested without incident on Tuesday.

Authorities said they recovered a firearm and marijuana during the arrest.

Esters will remain in custody in West Virginia until he can be extradited back to Akron.

“Our task force officers never gave up looking for this dangerous fugitive. With Bryan Esters in custody the streets of Akron and Morgantown, West Virginia are safer," US Marshal Pete Elliott said.