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Georgia homicide suspect arrested in Nogales

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Posted at 10:18 AM, May 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-13 13:18:06-04

The U.S. Marshals Service arrested a homicide suspect in Nogales Friday.

According to David P. Gonzales with the U.S. Marshals Service, Danion Perry Scott was wanted for a failure to appear/homicide warrant.

On May 23,  2013, Scott allegedly shot the victim in the back of the head with a gun at close range. He was arrested and booked into jail on charges of: Malice Murder, Felony Murder, two counts of Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Scott was released from jail and placed under pretrial supervision. 

On April 5, 2017, an arrest warrant was issued after it was determined that he left the state of Georgia.

On May 1, 2017, the Dekalb County Sheriff's Office requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service in Georgia. It was determined that Scott might be in Tucson, Arizona or possibly fled to Mexico. Scott was eventually located in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico where authorities arrested him. He was booked into Santa Cruz County Jail and is awaiting extradition back to Georgia.