Texas fugitive apprehended in Lexington over weekend

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (KT) - A man being sought for a murder in Texas last year was captured in Lexington over the weekend.


Lexington Police Department said around 1:15 p.m. on Saturday they received an anonymous tip that a Texas fugitive wanted for murder was staying at the LaQuinta Inn on Stanton Way.  The fugitive was identified as 38-year-old Jerry W. Greer.


Officers confirmed the warrant and began surveillance on the location.  Police said around 3:30 p.m., Greer exited the motel and was placed under arrest without incident. 


According to Houston area media reports, the Harris County, Texas, Sheriff’s Department said, Greer and Edna McWhorter, 29, a mother of three, got in to an argument outside a bar in Channelview, about 20 miles east of Houston, during the early morning hours of Sept. 1.


Investigators said Greer shot her in the chest and fled in a dark-colored Ford Mustang.


A family member says McWhorter and Greer met through trail riding. Greer was the president of one the clubs and, for McWhorter, it was something she did to honor her late father.


Greer is being held without bond in the Fayette County Detention Center on charges of murder and violating his parole, pending extradition back to Texas.

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