Local officers apprehend fugitive

Paul Garrod • news4garrod@vineyardpress.biz

   PINE GROVE TWP. -  A 38-year-old Bloomingdale area man wanted in connection with a homicide that occurred last Thursday night in Pine Grove Township, and  eluded  authorities for five days, has been arrested.
   Van Buren County Sheriff  Daniel Abbott  said Troy Lee Taylor, 38, was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon in White Pigeon, MI. A fugitive apprehension team, acting upon tip information, was able to locate and arrest Taylor, who is wanted in connection with the shooting death of Timothy Arthur Henley, 40, of Kalamazoo.
   Taylor faces charges of  homicide - open murder and felony firearm. Bond was set at $2 million.
   Abbott said the incident occurred  last Thursday  at 10:15 p.m. in the 31000 block of Brandywine Road, Gobles.
   Abbott said Van Buren County Sheriff’s investigators, along with investigators from the Van Buren County Major Crimes Task Force, are actively investigating the homicide.
   Prior to his capture, Abbott said that Taylor had ties in Van Buren and Berrien counties, as well as St Joseph County, IN.
   Taylor had been driving an early 2000 model BMW, which was found last Saturday, June 23, at a Paw Paw residence.
   Other agencies assisting the Van Buren County Major Crimes Task Force included  the Michigan State Police, Pokagon Tribal Police, and Benton Harbor Safe  Streets Task Force.

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