Texas Murder Suspect Arrested In Fort Smith

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FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A murder suspect from Texas was arrested in Fort Smith on Monday afternoon (June 29), authorities say.

The U.S. Marshals Service took Tilton J. Mapps into custody on Monday afternoon just after 2 p.m., according to a news release.

Authorities learned that Mapps had fled Hopkins County and was hiding in Fort Smith, and on Monday multiple law enforcement officers moved in to arrest him.

He was found in a vehicle near 18th Street, the release states.

His unnamed girlfriend was taken into custody along with him on suspicion of hindering apprehension of a known felon, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. Authorities said she aided Mapps while he fled Texas.

Both were booked into the Sebastian County Detention Center and are expected to be extradited back to Texas.

The U.S. Marshals Service, Fort Smith Police Department and Texas Rangers all helped to apprehend Mapps and his girlfriend.