WALTON COUNTY — A Florida Highway Patrol Trooper arrested a wanted murder suspect Saturday afternoon.
According to a press release from FHP, at 2:36 p.m. Saturday, Tallahassee Regional Communication Center (TRCC) relayed a BOLO (Be On the Lookout) for murder suspect from Mississippi.
The suspect was believed to be traveling in the Florida Panhandle via State Road 8(I-10). The suspect was identified as 46-year-old Ace Joe Mallard from Lamar County, Mississippi.
FHP troopers were able to find the vehicle traveling westbound on I-10 in the area of mile marker 84 in Walton County.
An FHP trooper was able to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle and waited for back-up from a Walton County Sheriff's Office deputy before taking the suspect into custody. The vehicle and a handgun, along with multiple items of evidence was seized and processed by FHP.
The suspect was booked into the Walton County Jail on a warrant for murder out of Mississippi.