He's accused of murder in Georgia. Police believe he fled here to Lubbock, and chances are you saw his mother collecting a lottery jackpot last week. NewsChannel 11 has been tracking the story from Georgia to Lubbock. We've learned, Kelsey Lacarl Ruth most likely drove more than 1,100 miles from Decatur, Georgia to Lubbock, Texas.
Authorities believe the Lubbock native, 32-year-old Ruth shot and killed his girlfriend, Tai Morgan in Decatur, Georgia Tuesday. That's just outside Atlanta. A cable repair man found the woman and police say there was no sign of forced entry.
Authorities sent out a warrant poster saying Ruth may be en route to Lubbock. It also said he may be staying with his mother in east Lubbock and was last seen driving a beige 2000 Pontiac Sunfire with Texas tags.
NewsChannel 11 cameras were rolling as Lubbock police searched the home looking for Ruth. We found the car Ruth was last seen driving outside the house. It was the Pontiac Sunfire with the same license plate.
We also learned the woman who lives inside this house, Ruth's mother is Brenda Mitchell. She is the same woman you saw last Friday on NewsChannel 11, accepting her share of a $36 million Texas lottery jackpot.
Again, police searched Mitchell's home late Wednesday evening, looking for her son Kelsey Lacarl Ruth. Although they did not find the suspect, police do believe he is here in Lubbock because they did find the same car Ruth was last seen driving in Georgia. When we approached the house, the suspect's mother, Brenda Mitchell said she had no comment.
Police say he's considered armed and dangerous after allegedly killing his girlfriend in Georgia. If you have any information, call Crime Line at 741-1000.
Authorities tell us your tips do help. It was just two days ago, when a viewer tip led officers to a west Lubbock home. There they found Tabroderick Craddock, who was wanted after being accidentally released from prison.
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