Fugitive Turns Himself In For Murder Of Elderly Woman After 5 Days On The Run

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A man has turned himself in to police in Texas after spending five days on the run while being wanted in connection of a homicide involving an elderly woman.

The Dallas Police Department announced on Sunday afternoon that 58-year-old Andre Stefan Buggs had turned himself in to police for the murder of 87-year-old Anita Daniels Thompson on July 6, ABC News reported on Monday.

“Suspect Buggs was transported to the Homicide Unit, where detectives interviewed him,” The Dallas Police told ABC News, adding that he had invoked his right to an attorney before being transported to the Dallas County Jail.

The day before he turned himself in, Dallas police had announced Buggs as the prime suspect in the slaying of Thompson, according to ABC News, adding that he was considered to be “armed and dangerous” at the time.

Thompson had reportedly known Buggs’ family for more than 40 years leading up to the incident, according to the Dallas Morning News, although it wasn’t clear if Thompson had known the suspect directly.

Thompson called the police the day prior to report an act of criminal mischief after she discovered that the window on her back door had been broken, the Morning News reported, although it wasn’t immediately clear if Buggs was responsible. (RELATED: Dallas Police Say There’s Been An Increase In Gang-Related Crimes)

Police were not dispatched to the home, according to the Morning News, since Thompson had elected to “expedite” the call to the department.

Buggs’ bail has not been set as of Sunday evening, according to the Morning News, and remains in custody while facing a murder charge.