Video: Fighting Crime As A Team

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Starkville, Miss. (WCBI) — Two Starkville drive-by shooting fugitives are in jail tonight.

Christopher Lockhart and Corey Quinn, who were on the run, armed, and dangerous, were caught in South Bend, Indiana by the U.S. Marshals serivce.

The fugitives were found by phone tracing, and the Marshals were able to get a beat on the suspects every time their phones were turned on.

“Without the fugitive task force, of course, we wouldn’t have caught these guys…”, said Starkville Police Chief Frank Nichols, “…we don’t have the man power to investigate a crime outside of the state, nor do we have the jurisdiction to do it so enlisting the help of these guys and them being willing to do that was a great help to the citizens of Starkville.”

Oktibbeha County Sheriff Steve Gladney says agencies like the U.S. Marshals shows fighting crime takes a team.

“Something happens in this county…I want all the help I can get…”, said Gladney, “…I call M.B.I., I call the highway patrol, I call Starkville P.D., whoever…Mississippi State Police Department….”

Gladney also said “we’re all supposed to work together and when everybody work together…it makes our job easier and normall the results are good.”

Chief Nichols also tells WCBI Starkville Police are actively exploring options to have one of their officers join the U.S. Marshals Service.

Several Lowndes County deputies are also U.S. Marshals.

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