DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A murder suspect in a Minnesota investigation has been arrested in Decatur.
In a Thursday press release, police from Plymouth, Minn., said 33-year-old Jamal Lindsey Smith was wanted in the July 6, 2021 fatal shooting of Jay Boughton, which occurred on Highway 169. Smith was arrested in a partnership between Plymouth detectives, the U.S. Marshals Service and Decatur police.
Smith, who is from Chicago, is charged with first degree murder. He is in Macon County custody after being booked in on Aug. 24 and awaits extradition to Minnesota. Macon County inmate records list a charge for direct criminal contempt.
Officials said the case was submitted to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office. The investigation is ongoing.