Man wanted in Kentucky homicide arrested by Pharr police near Mexican border
POSTED: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 5:26pm
UPDATED: Friday, January 24, 2014 - 9:20am
PHARR, TX (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — A murder suspect believed to be involved in a homicide in Lexington, Kentucky is now behind bars here in the Valley after Pharr police arrested Robert Markham Taylor last night.
According to investigators, the 28-year-old is accused of kidnapping and killing his friend, Alex Johnson.
Pharr officials say they received a tip from Lexington homicide detectives that Taylor was staying at a motel near the Pharr International Bridge. Taylor was reportedly taken into custody without incident.
Police did discover several pounds of marijuana in Taylor's vehicle. He is being charged with Possession of Marijuana by Pharr police.
The staff at the motel said there was nothing suspicious about Taylor. He arrived just after 2 p.m. yesterday and paid in cash for his room. He provided a Florida driver's license and did use his real name. He also drove a small black car that had out of state license plates.
Staff had no idea there was anything wrong until Pharr police arrived just after 7 p.m. last night.