Lubbock Authorities Continue Search For Georgia Murder Suspect - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/15/06 UPDATED 8:31am

Lubbock Authorities Continue Search For Georgia Murder Suspect

Thursday morning police continue to search for a man accused of murder in Georgia. Police believe Kelsey Lecarl Ruth fled to Lubbock from Decatur, Georgia after he allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend. NewsChannel 11's Suleika Acosta brings us the latest information.

Authorities tell us they have received unconfirmed reports that Lubbock Native 32-year-old Kelsey Ruth is here in Lubbock. Wednesday NewsChannel 11 was at the home of Ruth's mother, as Lubbock Police searched for him. We found the car Ruth was last driving, the Pontiac Sunfire with the same license plate authorities were looking for. We also learned Ruth's mother recently accepted her share of a $36 million lottery ticket. She had no comment on her son.

Police say Ruth is wanted for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Tai Morgan in Decatur, Georgia. A cable repair man found the woman on Tuesday with no sign of forced entry. We did some research and found Ruth has a history of violence against women. In 2000, Ruth was indicted for allegedly beating his common law wife. Ruth also has a prior family violence assault conviction. He is the same man who tried to escape from the Lubbock County Jail by jumping from a third-floor courthouse window. Authorities found Ruth hiding in an alley dumpster just three blocks from the Lubbock County Courthouse with minor injuries.

Again, authorities say Ruth is an armed and dangerous fugitive. Call Crimeline at 741-1000 if you have any information that could help authorities.

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