It could be at least the summer of 2015 before Tevarius Tevon Green is behind bars here.
The 24-year-old Green, who is wanted in connection with the July 7 murder of 26-year-old Daniel Goodwin, is currently locked up by the Indiana Department of Corrections on separate possession of cocaine and burglary convictions.
His projected release date from the Indianapolis facility is July 25, 2015.
On Aug. 12, U.S. Marshals arrested Green, who was hiding in the closet of a home in Nappennee, Ind., near Elkhart, Ind., with weapons nearby. Just four days earlier, Blytheville Police obtained a capital murder warrant for "Moon" Green. Detectives received information that Green had fled to Indiana near the Elkhart area.
They contacted the U.S. Marshal Service, requesting assistance in the capture.
Green was being held in the Elkhart County jail, but now he is serving a year at the Indiana State Prison.
Local authorities have been waiting since August for the opportunity to extradite Green back to Mississippi County.
On July 7, Blytheville police found Goodwin dead in a bedroom of his friend's 524 E. Cherry home.
Authorities haven't released the cause of death, only saying that Goodwin "had injuries consistent with a homicide."