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Bellwood Fugitive Captured

A Geneva County fugitive has been arrested near Andalusia.

Phenico "Phenix" Hornsby was the object of an intense manhunt that began last Thursday morning in Bellwood.

At the time, he was accused of savagely attacking a woman with a pipe and burning her house to the ground.

But then Friday, during the search for Hornsby, the body of another woman was found in a wooded area.

Authorities say that 50-year-old Jewell Bingham knew Hornsby.

Monday morning, Hornsby was reportedly spotted riding a 4-wheeler in Covington County.

Law enforcement officers chased him down near Andalusia.

Investigators are expected to transport Hornsby to the Geneva County Jail later.

He faces murder and attempted murder charges.

News 4 is on the scene and we will have more details as information becomes available.


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