A man wanted in connection with a homicide in New York was taken into custody by Drug Task Force agents after he was pulled over on Interstate 75 for alleged traffic violations.
Wyatt “Chicago” Hayes, 34, was wanted by Buffalo, N.Y., officials.
According to media reports from Buffalo, Darryl McDavis, 26, was “shot at close range” during an argument.
Hayes was established “as a person of interest” regarding McDavis’ death.
Sgt. Matt Bales of the 10th Judicial Drug Task Force stopped Hayes’ vehicle after he observed a driver fail to maintain the vehicle’s lane of travel.
“Detectives from Buffalo were in Bradley County today working with detectives at the Sheriff’s Office as they questioned Hayes about a homicide that occurred in their city,” according to Bob Gault, media coordinator for the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.
“Hayes initially gave a false name, but after further investigation Bales discovered his identity. He was brought to the Bradley County jail and charged with criminal impersonation,” Gault said.
Further investigation revealed the case in Buffalo and officials there were notified of his arrest.
The criminal impersonation charge was dismissed Thursday in General Sessions Court
The New York warrant charging Hayes with murder in the second degree was received at the Bradley County Jail.
Hayes is being held at the Bradley County Jail on a fugitive from justice warrant and awaiting extradition.