Colorado murder suspect arrested in Tyler

Published on Monday, 15 May 2017 19:46 - Written by

A Colorado murder suspect was arrested by the Tyler Police Department on Friday evening.

Don Martin, Tyler Police Public Information Officer, said the department received information from law enforcement officials in Denver that murder suspect Joshua Scott Binns may be in the Tyler area.

According to Martin, Binns was arrested at the Habitat for Humanity Restore, where he was working as a temporary worker.

Martin did not have details into the case for which Binns is charged, and a call to the Denver Police Department was not returned Monday.

According to Habitat for Humanity of Smith County Director of Development Deanna Harrison, Binns had been working there for a few days.

Harrison said such employees are hired and employed by a staffing agency.

Martin said Binns’ girlfriend has connections to East Texas.

According to Smith County judicial records, Binns was booked into the Smith County jail about 7:20 p.m. Friday evening.

- LouAnna Campbell