2008-01-23 / For The Record

Florida murder suspect captured in Waynesboro

By Elizabeth Billips Associate Editor

The FBI, along with local law enforcement, apprehended Florida murder suspect Keith Lines in Waynesboro last week. The FBI, along with local law enforcement, apprehended Florida murder suspect Keith Lines in Waynesboro last week. A Florida murder suspect was captured inside a Waynesboro residence last Thursday.

According to Waynesboro Police Chief Karl E. Allen, officers staked out Pecan Chase Apartments after the FBI notified them that 29-year-old Keith Lines might be staying there.

According to FBI spokesperson Steve Emmett, Lines was wanted in Broward County for murder in the first degree, as well as two counts of attempted murder.

After local police identified Lines' vehicle, FBI agents came to Waynesboro and took Lines into custody. Waynesboro police and deputies from the Burke County Sheriff's Office assisted in the apprehension.

Lines had been staying in the apartment with a Waynesboro woman for at least a week, officers said, and going back and forth to Augusta where he apparently had family.

Besides the murder and attempted murder charges, Lines is also an absconded sex offender. He was convicted in 2003 for committing lewd or lascivious acts on a child under 16.

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