A 23-year-old man wanted for murder was taken into custody at a Fairfield County motel by the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force.
Andrew Maxswane Evins was taken into custody around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday by the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force and the Stratford Police Department at the Rodeway Inn in Stratford, said U.S. Marshal Supervisory Deputy Brian O'Neill.
The hunt for Evins began following the shooting death of Jervaughn McKins, 23, on Aug. 12, in Eutawville, S.C., O'Neill said.
"The sheriff's office knew that he had family in this area and called us to help locate Evins," he said. "We were able to track him down and take him into custody."
Following an investigation, the Task Force tracked Evins to the Rodeway Inn on Washington Parkway and arrested him without incident, O'Neill said.
"We knocked on the door and he answered and by that time he didn't have time to do anything but surrender," he added.
U.S. Marshals from Connecticut were assisted by the Bridgeport Police Department, Norwalk Police Department, and the Stratford Police Department.
Evins was turned over to the Bridgeport Police Department where he will be charged as a fugitive of justice and will be held pending extradition to Orangeburg County, S.C.
Evins has two active state warrants for murder and possession of a weapon out of South Carolina.
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