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Murder suspect arrested at Ambassador Bridge trying to flee U.S.

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Posted at 3:07 PM, Mar 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-26 15:35:13-04

A murder suspect wanted from North Carolina was arrested at the Ambassador Bridge trying to cross into Canada on Friday.

According to Customs and Border Patrol, CBP officers saw a car with North Carolina plates as they returned from Canada around 4 a.m.

The female driver and male passenger said they didn't intend to go to Canada and were refused entry because the man didn't have any identification.

After secondary inspection, they identified the man as Jerome Jones, who was wanted for first degree murder in Cumberland County, N.C.

"CBP Officers went the extra mile to identify the subject of a murder warrant.” said Port Director Roderick Blanchard. “Our vigilance and attention to detail helps to keep our communities safe.”

He was arrested and transported to the Wayne County Jail where he remains awaiting extradition.