A convicted felon wanted on murder charges stemming from a fatal home invasion in Mulberry last weekend was arrested early Saturday morning in Union County.
Walter Lee Morrison was captured with some assistance from several bloodhounds with the Florida Department of Corrections.
The 31-year-old suspect was booked into the Union County Jail where he will remain until he is extradited back to Polk County to face first-degree murder charges.
According to a Polk County Sheriff's Office report two black males knocked on the door of a residence in a mobile home park on Highway 60 just after midnight Sunday, September 23rd. The resident who answered was knocked unconscious.
The pair entered the home and attacked two other residents including a 70-year-old man. The elderly victim was airlifted to Lakeland Regional Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.
Investigators quickly identified Morrison as one of the suspects. The identity of the second man is still under investigation. The pair forcibly took cash and belongings from the residents and fled.
Morrison is no stranger to law enforcement. He has an extensive arrest record in Polk and Union counties. He has served three stints in the state prison system for a variety of convictions including fleeing to elude, aggravated assault, robbery and weapons charges.
In addition to murder charges Morrison is also facing burglary, battery and assault charges. At the time of this incident the suspect was already on felony probation that wasn't scheduled to end until February 2015.
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