LORAIN, Ohio (WJW) — The suspect in the shooting death of a McDonald’s employee is now in custody, Lorain police confirmed to FOX 8.
James Kimbrough III was wanted since January for killing the 24-year-old woman while she sat in her vehicle in the restaurant’s parking lot near the intersection of Route 254 and Abbe Road in Sheffield Village, according to a release from the U.S. Marshals Service.
He was tracked down by the owner of a bail and bond company who admits he took a personal interest in finding the accused killer.
Melinda Lopez of Lorain was the mother of four small children. An investigation revealed Lopez had been the victim of domestic violence. Kimbrough was reportedly the father of two of her children. The victim’s family say she filed a number of complaints against Kimbrough, but he continued to harass and stalk her.
Kimbrough was identified as a person of interest in the murder but disappeared.
Kimbrough is a suspect in at least two other recent shootings in the Lorain area, the U.S. Marshals said.
His court date is set for April 18 at 1 p.m. He is currently being held in the Lorain County Jail.