MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The three-day hunt for a man charged with killing three people near Auburn University ended with the suspect walking up the steps of an Alabama courthouse and peacefully turning himself in to a U.S. Marshal waiting inside.
Hours after his surrender, Desmonte Leonard was being held early Wednesday in a Montgomery jail.
He'd been on the run since Saturday, when authorities said he opened fire after a fight over a woman at a pool party.
The manhunt was vexing for authorities who first dealt with misinformation from people who know Leonard, then narrowly missed catching him at a Montgomery house they searched inch-by-inch for nine hours.
Investigators say they believe the pressure of being on the run had finally gotten to Leonard.
By JAY REEVES, Associated Press
The Associated PRess