Slaughter Road murder suspect captured in Meridianville

Jonathan Taylor Stephens
Jonathan Taylor Stephens(Madison City Police Department)
Updated: Oct. 7, 2020 at 5:59 PM CDT
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MERIDIANVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - The Madison County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man wanted in connection to a murder that happened on Slaughter Road in Huntsville.

Johnathan Taylor Stephens was arrested in Meridianville on October 7 in connection to the murder of Michael Anthony Baker, according to the Madison Police Department.

Police confirmed Michael Anthony Baker was murdered on Slaughter Road in Huntsville, early Tuesday morning.

On Wednesday, Police identified Stephens as the suspect. Authorities believed Stephens was on the run and was armed and dangerous.

According to Madison Police Chief David Jernigan, the FBI took part in the arrest of Stephens as a member of the Safe Streets Task Force. The force is additionally made up of agencies from Huntsville and Madison county. Safe Streets has worked other cases involving murder investigations in our area.

Chief Jernigan issued no further updates on the investigation.

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