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Michigan murder suspect arrested in Moorhead

MOORHEAD – A man accused in a Detroit shooting death was arrested Thursday afternoon outside a Moorhead home, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Clifford Lucas Biddles, 32, was wanted on charges of second-degree murder, assault with intent to murder and possession of a firearm by a felon. Biddles is also considered a habitual offender because he has three or more felony convictions, authorities said.

Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Dan Orr said marshals in Detroit sent a tip Thursday morning to the High Plains Fugitive Task Force in Fargo, advising that Biddles was in the area. With that information, marshals focused their attention on a home in Moorhead, Orr said.

Task force officers conducted surveillance until a car drove up and four people got out, including a man who matched Biddles’ description. With help from Moorhead police, task force officers approached the home, and Biddles opened the door. “He surrendered with no problem,” Orr said.

Biddles was booked into the Clay County Jail, where he’ll await extradition to Michigan.

The shooting death took place in July, and a warrant for Biddles’ arrest was filed April 1, according to Michigan court records.

North Dakota and Minnesota court records list several traffic-related offenses under Biddles’ name between April 2013 and October.

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