North Carolina murder suspect arrested Monday near Truckee |

North Carolina murder suspect arrested Monday near Truckee

Staff report

TRUCKEE, Calif. — A man suspected in a North Carolina murder was arrested near Truckee on Monday, officials said.

Personnel with the California Highway Patrol assisted a Deputy U.S. Marshal in arresting Mark Tyler Pierce, 21, without incident after he was pulled over on Interstate 80 at about 4:30 p.m.

He was being held Tuesday on an outstanding murder warrant issued Jan. 20 from Hoke County, N.C., and awaiting extradition, according to the marshal’s office.

“Many fugitives attempt to run and hide. However, the united law enforcement community has again brought another dangerous fugitive to justice,” District of Nevada U.S. Marshal Christopher Hoye said in a statement. “We appreciate the assistance of the California Highway Patrol and their dedication to ensuring our community’s safety.”

The Deputy Marshal who spotted Pierce’s vehicle eastbound on I-80 just outside of Truckee was off duty at the time, officials said.

Authorities from Reno and Medford, Ore., coordinated an investigation last week to locate and arrest Pierce, who’s believed to have significant ties to Medford and was recently spotted in Ohio.

Investigators believed he would travel through Northern Nevada if he fled to Medford.

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