BAY COUNTY, Fl (WDHN) — A fugitive wanted for capital murder in Dothan was apprehended this afternoon, September 7, in Callaway, FL by a joint unit task force.

The U.S Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force, comprised of officers from the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, the Panama City Police Department, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and Customs and Border Protection, received word from law enforcement in Dothan, Alabama, that fugitive Mekhi Telfair, age 24, was possibly in Bay County.

The information led the task force to an apartment complex near Hwy. 22 around Callaway. As members of the task force began surveillance, Telfair left the apartment in a vehicle matching the description given to task force members. 

Additional task force members were called in to help with apprehension. A traffic stop was conducted on Telfair once additional Task Force members arrived. He was taken into custody without incident, after which Telfair was booked into the Bay County Jail.

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