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St. Pete murder suspect captured in the panhandle

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Curry, 22, is awaiting extradition back to Pinellas County to face a first-degree murder charge. Curry, 22, is awaiting extradition back to Pinellas County to face a first-degree murder charge.
ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) -

A convicted felon being sought for the fatal shooting of a St. Petersburg mother on Easter Sunday will soon be making his way back to the Bay area to face charges.

John Curry IV was apprehended in Blountstown, Fla. by deputies with the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office on Thursday.

The 22-year-old suspect was booked into the Calhoun County Jail where he will be held pending extradition back to Pinellas County.

Curry is facing one count of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Tamika Lashond Mack. He is also charged with attempted murder in the shooting of Tore V. Holley.

Both victims were shot just after 5 a.m. on Sunday, April 8th at a residence in the 4000 block of 11th Ave. South. Investigators say it was a home invasion robbery gone badly.

Holley, 29, managed to escape to a neighbor's home for help. Mack, 24, was transported to Bayfront Medical Center where she later died.

On July 27th detectives with the St. Petersburg Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for Curry for his role in the crime.

The suspect was tracked to the panhandle in conjunction with the US Marshal's Fugitive Task Force who assisted in Curry's arrest.

Detectives believe the suspect was one of two armed men who entered the home on 11th Ave. South on Easter morning.

Curry is no stranger to law enforcement. He's been arrested on cocaine, burglary, fleeing to elude and armed robbery in previous brushes with law enforcement.

He was released from state prison in August 2011 after serving 90 days on a drug charge.

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