Yearlong manhunt ends in Memphis
After nearly a year on the run, a man wanted in Selma for attempted murder and reckless endangerment is now in custody.
According to authorities, Nelson Ellis, 55, and his nephew, Leon Ellis, 16, were wanted for a July 25, 2013 shooting of a 20-year old woman on the 1600 block of Vickery Street in Selma. The woman was shot in the thigh with a shotgun, but suffered only minor injuries.
Leon Ellis turned himself in to Selma Police within a week of the shooting in 2013. Nelson has been on the run for 11 months.
Officials with the Selma Police Department said the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force used surveillance to find Nelson at his girlfriend’s residence in Memphis, where U.S. Marshals took him into custody Thursday morning.
Nelson is currently waiting for an extradition hearing to be brought back to Selma, where he faces charges of attempted murder and two counts of reckless endangerment.