Accused murderer waives extradition

Published 6:00 pm Friday, November 2, 2012

Accused murderer Suroy Manquel Wheeler has waived extradition and will be returned to Troy within the next two weeks, according to Troy Police.


TPD will contract with a prisoner transport company to return Wheeler to face charges in the death of 29-year-old Melissa Shipman.

Shipman’s body was found in her home at Troy Villa Apartments about 3 p.m. on Oct. 27. She had been shot to death.

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Troy Police Chief Jimmy Ennis received information earlier this week that Wheeler had possibly fled to California. He was reported to be at the Norwalk bus terminal, boarding a bus bound for Oxnard, Calif.

Troy Police detectives coordinated efforts with the U.S. Marshals Service and the Oxnard Police Department and Wheeler was taken into custody shortly after he got off the bus in Oxnard on Oct. 29.

Wheeler’s bond has been set at $100,000.