GUTHRIE, Okla.– The Logan County Sheriff’s Office and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation have announced the arrest of the suspect in the murder of James Fox.
51-year-old Lance Alan Solomon was arrested on Tuesday.
The investigation began on December 14th, 2014 when Fox’s body was found in his home in southern Logan County.
The information of Fox’s reportedly stolen vehicle was initially released and was entered into the National Crime Information Center as wanted in connection with the murder of Fox. The vehicle was recovered in Mississippi on December 24, 2014.
However, it was not immediately released that Fox’s cell phone and a credit card were also stolen during the crime. The phone and credit card were tracked electronically from Oklahoma to Houston, then later to Mississippi, and then to the Detroit, Michigan area late last week. Public disclosure of this information may have alerted the suspect who may have fled, further delaying the resolution of this case.
The investigation provided a person of interest that was released later that week from surveillance photos from Wal-Mart and Arvest Bank on December 2, 2014. This video provided information about specific items that were purchased at that time. A subsequent search warrant at Fox’s residence allowed investigators to recover these specific items. Fingerprint analysis of these items revealed the identity of the suspect.
51-year-old Lance Alan Solomon was identified and an arrest warrant was granted. Solomon’s travel from state to state made the investigation and apprehension difficult, authorities said. The United States Marshal’s Service was requested to assist in the location and apprehension of Solomon.
On Tuesday, the Michigan State Police, Third District, Fugitive Team located Solomon and safely apprehended him based on the previously mentioned arrest warrant. Solomon was transported and lodged at the Genesee County Jail located in Flint, Michigan. Once extradition has been waived, the Logan County Sheriff’s Office will arrange transportation for Solomon to Logan County where he will face the charge of Murder in the First Degree.
A statement said The Logan County Sheriff’s Office is very grateful for the assistance of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, the United States Marshal’s Service, and the Michigan State Police.