Suspect moved to Florida

Published 12:40am Saturday, November 24, 2012

One of two suspects arrested for the shooting death of a Davisville man earlier this month has finally been moved to the Pensacola jail after weeks of fighting his extradition from Alabama.


Malcolm Troy McGhee, 24, was arrested on Nov. 7, less than 24 hours after he was allegedly part of an attempted robbery at the O’Yes Lotto store just south of Atmore that led to an exchange of gunfire that killed the business owner, 74-year-old Thomas Gerald Kroll.

McGhee was apprehended in Alabama and  sent to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton.

According to officials with the Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff’s Department, McGhee continuously refused to sign a waiver of extradition that would allow him to be moved to Pensacola. Officials had to wait for a warrant from Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s office allowing McGhee to be transferred across state lines.

Although officials said they were unaware of McGhee’s motives for remaining in Alabama, Monday the warrant was received and he was extradited to Pensacola where he will await trial on charges of homicide and robbery.

McGhee will remain in jail on no bond.

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