A DPS investigation led to a murder suspect being located at a local hotel late Thursday evening.

An ongoing murder investigation from Florida led to Lindale. Officers from DPS, U.S. Marshal Service and Constable Precinct 5 assisted with the arrest. Extradition is pending for the suspect from the state of Florida. Constable Kenneth Bibby said that the Interstate Highway system is ideal for fast travel, but criminals continue to use it for a fast get away. Easy access to the interstate allows the criminals to avoid law enforcement whether it is a wanted fugitive or drug runners.Constable Bibby said proximity to the Interstate, the restaurants, hotels, and grocery stories makes it a quick and easy stop for some of the criminal elements. Bibby says his office will continue to strive to make the community safe.