Suspect in Phenix City woman’s 2017 murder arrested in Tennessee

Suspect in Phenix City woman’s 2017 murder arrested in Tennessee
Derek Thomas, charged with capital murder in Phenix City woman's 2017 death (Source: Russell County Sheriff's Office)

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (WTVM) - The family of a Phenix City woman is finally seeing a little bit of justice more than three years after their loved one was gunned down.

More than three years later, a man is being charged with her death.

Warrants were issued for the arrest of 34-year-old Derek Thomas on Dec. 23, 2020 charging him with capital murder. He was later located and arrested in Tennessee.

Thomas has since been extradited to Russell County on unrelated charges.

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