Murder suspect refuses to waive extradition from Chicago

Published 12:00 am Sunday, January 13, 2002

Staff Writer

Investigators with the Pike County Sheriff’s Department returned home from Chicago without their man.

Kenneth Andre Cargill, 25, the second suspect indicted in the Oct. 17 murder of

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a Pike County restaurant owner, refused to waive extradition after being arrested Thursday by Pike County Sheriff’s Deputies and members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Fugitive Squad.

"We will have to work with District Attorney Mark Fuller and go through the Governor’s Office to obtain a governor’s warrant to bring him back," Pike County Sheriff Russell Thomas said Friday afternoon.

In November 2001, Cargill and Derrick Calhoun, 19, of Ramer were both indicted by a Pike County Grand Jury for the robbery and death of Roy M. Faulkner, owner of Huk-A-Buk Barbecue, who died almost a month after being shot in an Oct. 17 robbery.

Both men are charged on counts of capital murder and robbery, first degree.

Cargill eluded officials for nearly three months. Thomas said the investigation led officers to

Chicago, where local investigators and FBI agents set up surveillance at two locations. Cargill was taken into custody without incident early Thursday morning.

Calhoun, who was arrested two days after the incident, has been in the Pike County Jail on no bond while law enforcement officials continued the search for Cargill.

When Calhoun was taken into custody on Oct. 19, he confessed to his involvement in the restaurant robbery, the sheriff said.

Bond was been set at $100,000 in the robbery cases. Cargill will not be allowed bond on the capital murder charges once he is taken into custody.

In addition to being wanted by the Pike County Sheriff’s Department for the murder and robbery, Cargill was also being sought by the Violent Crimes Task Force in Montgomery, the Montgomery Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.