Murder suspect arrested in Elsmere after kidnapping complaint

Murder suspect arrested in Elsmere after kidnapping complaint

ELSMERE, KY (FOX19) - Calls to 911 dispatchers with kidnapping claims led police to a suspect wanted in a West Virginia murder.

Police were initially dispatched Wednesday at 10:44 a.m. to a business in the 4300 block of Dixie Highway in regards to a possible kidnapping from the clerk of business, according to officials.

Angela K. Marcum, 43, and Brandon Lee Fitzpatrick, 18, left the area in a white vehicle before police arrived.

Officers located the vehicle in the area of Bartlett Avenue and Dixie Highway and determined a kidnapping had not occurred, but that the occupants of the vehicle were involved in illegal drug activity, said police.

Methamphetamine with a street value reported at $5,000 was confiscated, authorities reported.

Investigators said information pertaining to an ongoing homicide investigation in Mingo County, West Virginia was yielded and West Virginia State Troopers were called to the Elsmere Police Department.

At the conclusion of an interview with State Troopers, investigators sought an arrest warrant for Fitzpatrick on the charges of first degree murder and conspiracy to commit first degree murder.

He also faces charges of possession of a controlled substance.

Marcum is charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, falsely reporting an incident and operating with an expired license.

Both suspects are being held in the Kenton County Detention Center.

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