Texas murder suspect caught in Shreveport
A man sought by authorities in connection with a capital murder in Bedford, Texas, is now in police custody following his arrest in south Shreveport Tuesday morning.
Just before 11 p.m. Monday, Shreveport police detectives were contacted by authorities from the Bedford Police Department regarding information they received that a suspect wanted for capital murder in their jurisdiction had possibly been spotted in Shreve port.
Information was relayed that 26-year-old Robert Charles Atlas of Bedford, Texas, was the primary suspect in the stabbing deaths of 27-year-old Tracy Anderson and her unborn child.
Upon receiving the information, Shreveport police investigators immediately notified and requested the assistance of agents with the United States Marshals Office Fugitive Task Force.
A subsequent investigation headed by U.S. Marshal agents soon led authorities to the Wal-Mart Supercenter in the 1600 block of East Bert Kouns Industrial Loop.
Just after 2 a.m. Tuesday, officers were able to locate a veparking lot.
Authorities surrounded the sleeping Atlas was taken into cus- evidence in the crime. booked into the Caddo Correc- fugitive warrant.