Ohio multiple murder suspect caught in Oktibbeha County

Jim Gaines
Staff Writer

Robert Lee Adams, wanted on four murder charges and for other offenses in Columbus, Ohio, was arrested Wednesday at a house in rural Oktibbeha County near Rock Hill, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.
Adams, 27, has been on the run since a June 13 robbery in which he and an accomplice are accused of holding five hostages in a basement. He is believed to have shot those five people, killing four. He faces four counts of murder, five counts of kidnapping, five counts of robbery and one count of felonious assault, according to the news release.
"Adams was found cowering in (a) bedroom closet, surrounded by piles of clothes," the marshals' news release said.
Tips to marshals in Ohio suggested he fled to Mississippi soon after the shooting. The Oktibbeha County sheriff's deputies searched two addresses with the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force on Wednesday morning, finding Adams in one of the houses.