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Arrest made in Albany homicide case

U.S. marshals arrest Demonta Price, wanted in the slaying of Jameyt Spurlock

TALLAHASSEE, Fla — The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) has announced the arrest of Demonta Price, 18, of Albany, a suspect in the death of 35-year-old Jamey Spurlock, according to a report by WCTV-TV in Tallahassee.

Price was arrested on charges of first-degree murder, felon in possession of a firearm, use of a firearm during the commission of a felony and violation of parole on an original conviction of armed robbery. Price was being sought by authorities in Albany after investigators believed that Price and his two brothers, 23-year-old Demetrice Price and 20-year-old Kovarious Price, were involved in the murder and robbery of Spurlock.

Albany Police Department investigators said Spurlock was changing a tire on Silica Road on the night of Dec. 22, 2013, when Price and his two brothers confronted the victim. Spurlock was shot and killed during the robbery, leaving behind three children and his fiancé. Both Demetrice and Kovarious Price are currently in custody in Albany, charged with murder and robbery. Demonta Price was named one of Albany’s Most Wanted and members of the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF) had been searching for Price since Jan. 6.

SERFTF investigators contacted the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) for assistance after information was received that Demonta Price was possibly hiding out with relatives in the Tallahassee area. Wednesday at approximately 3 p.m., FRFTF members tracked Price to the Rodeway Inn Hotel, 2702 N. Monroe St., in Tallahassee, and located Price hiding out with a female acquaintance from Georgia.

Price was arrested without incident and transported to the Tallahassee Police Department at the request of Albany authorities.