A man wanted for murder and kidnapping in Troup County was extradited Thursday from New York to face charges in the 2010 death of a Greenville, Ga., man.
Daniel Lee Allen was arrested last July by U.S. marshals in the waiting room of a Brooklyn, N.Y., emergency room, and had fought extradition for months.
Allen, 31, was one of five five people charged in connection with the January 2010 death of 26-year-old Dwayne Louder.
Louder was found dead in a car near Knott and Smokey roads in rural Troup County. Authorities later determined he had been kidnapped in Greenville.
Toray Dontez Porter, Kelly Lavar Stephens, Arthur Demartino Barrett and Sade Catori Davidson were also charged within days of Louder's death. Allen, however, remained at large for nearly seven months.
Authorities said Allen provided an alias to the marshals in New York but was later identified by fingerprints. Allen's court proceedings in Troup County had been delayed by a lengthy extradition effort.
"He was successful on six of our attempts to pick him up," Sgt. Chad Mann, a Troup County Sheriff's Office spokesman, said in an e-mail.
District Attorney Peter J. Skandalakis released a statement today thanking federal and local law enforcement officials for their efforts in bringing Allen back.
"There is a witness who is cooperating with my office in this case, and I look forward to carrying this to trial,” Skandalakis said.