A fugitive wanted on a murder charge in Covington, Ga., waived extradition proceedings Thursday in Niagara County Court, clearing the way for his speedy return to the city 35 miles east of Atlanta.
Joshua Anderson, 27, is charged with running over a 20-year-old man with his pickup truck after the two scuffled during a July 4 gathering at the home of Anderson's girlfriend, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.
The victim, Kevin Marshall, was described as developmentally disabled. The Covington News reported Marshall was African American and police were under pressure to rule the case a hate crime.
The U.S. Marshals Service in Buffalo said Anderson was captured Tuesday at a house of a friend on Whirlpool Street in Niagara Falls.
Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour said local law enforcement agencies had a tip that Anderson might try to enter Canada at the nearby Whirlpool Rapids Bridge. Anderson's girlfriend, who was traveling with him, also was present but was not charged, Voutour said.