The man wanted for a Joplin murder has been captured in Washington.
In a social media post from the Joplin Police Department they say:
“Michael Osborne was arrested tonight in the State Of Washington for his Homicide Warrant for the murder of Shawn Rockers in Joplin. Joplin Police Detectives had determined Osborne had fled the area and was headed to Washington. They contacted the US Marshals Service for assistance. The Marshals were able to track down and arrest Osborne without incident. We appreciate the US Marshals for their assistance and any law enforcement in Washington who assisted them. More information will follow tomorrow as this happened moments ago. We wanted the community to know, and we appreciate the tips.”
Osborne has been wanted by Joplin police since January 14th after being identified as a suspect in the assault and killing of Shawn M. Rockers, 27, of Joplin. More details here.