Double murder suspect Ricardo Bass in police custody

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DECATUR, Ala. — Double murder suspect Ricardo Bass was arrested Tuesday night, according to a spokesperson with the Decatur Police Department.

Decatur Police said Bass was captured after spotting a silver Dodge Ram truck headed northbound toward Decatur from Birmingham. Bass was a passenger in the vehicle, but no details about the driver have been released.

Bass fled on foot after an abrupt stop on County Line Road and was apprehended without incident.

Decatur Police apprehend Ricardo Bass near County Line Road in Morgan County. (Decatur Police Department)

Officials said Bass was booked into the Morgan County Jail on capital murder charges. He is being held without bond.

A joint press conference will be held on Wednesday, September 1 at 10:30 a.m. at the Decatur Police Department.

Authorities have been searching for Bass, the suspect in two robbery-homicides in two separate cities on the same day, for over a week.

Officials said officers were called to the Wavaho on Wilson Street just before 7 a.m. on August 19 where they found a man dead from a gunshot wound.

Decatur Police identified the victim as Mark Allen Nicholson. Chief Nate Allen said Nicholson was pumping gas, when he was approached by the suspect, robbed, and shot.

About an hour previously, Huntsville police had been called to McVay Street, where they found the body of 31-year-old Jeffrey Carden. Carden had also been shot to death.

Both Decatur Police and Huntsville Police issued capital murder warrants for Bass’ arrest.

Court records show Bass was out on bond after he was arrested in Decatur for allegedly robbing someone at gunpoint in April, when he allegedly committed the two robbery-homicides.

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