Las Vegas murder suspect arrested in Beaver County

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ST. GEORGE — A man wanted for murder in Clark County, Nevada, was arrested in Southern Utah Friday.

Booking photo of 41-year-old Lee Frank Wilson, Beaver County, Utah, Feb. 22, 2019 | Photo courtesy of Beaver County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

Updated Feb. 23, 3 p.m. to include additional details from Beaver County Sheriff Cameron Noel.

According to a message posted late Friday on the Beaver County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, Lee Frank Wilson was taken into custody safely and without incident by Beaver County Sheriff’s deputies, with assistance from Utah Highway Patrol and Iron County Sheriff’s Office.

Wilson will be held in the Beaver County Correctional facility awaiting extradition back to Nevada,” the post states. “Great work by our deputies on capturing this wanted and dangerous fugitive.”

The announcement also said Beaver County authorities had been working closely the past week with the FBI and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in locating Wilson, whose age is listed as 41 on the jail booking website.

Beaver County Sheriff Cameron Noel told St. George News Saturday afternoon that the arrest took place at an an apartment near 455 S. Main St. in Beaver, where the suspect had been staying, along with another individual.

“The warrant shows he’s wanted for murder,” Noel said, adding that Wilson reportedly has an extensive criminal background.

“I was told he had a very length criminal history and was associated with gangs, and extremely violent,” Noel added. “The story I got is they (suspected gang members) fired multiple rounds into a crowd in downtown Las Vegas. That’s all I know.”

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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