Michael Murphy Arrested After Being On The Run

Michael Murphy (pictured left) had been on the run since Feb. 18 after breaking into a home and allegedly held victium at gun point.

St. Clair, Mo.- Michael Murphy, the suspected wanted in an Assault First case in Franklin County, was arrested yesterday afternoon by Jefferson County Deputies.

Murphy is accused of breaking in to a residence on Virginia Mines Road during the early morning hours of February 18.

The victim reported that Murphy pointed a handgun at her head demanding money.  Murphy allegedly pulled the trigger of the weapon twice  but the weapon did not fire.  He then fled on foot.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported receiving a call of a suspicious person this afternoon.  Jefferson County deputies responded finding the subject who was disoriented.

The deputy determined that the subject was Murphy and took him in to custody.  Two Franklin County detectives are currently in route to return him to Franklin County.