Manhunt over for double murder suspect Ricardo Bass

Multiple law enforcement agencies had been trying to find Bass for 12 days, ever since he was suspected of murdering two men in two different cities - one in Huntsville and another in Decatur a couple hours later.

Posted: Aug 31, 2021 8:49 PM
Updated: Sep 1, 2021 12:51 PM

The manhunt is over for double murder suspect Ricardo Bass.

U.S. Marshals located Bass just after 7:00 pm Tuesday evening near Highway 20 and County Line Road. Decatur Police say U.S. Marshals informed them he was in a silver truck headed northbound on I-65. They followed the vehicle onto I-565 eastound when the vehicle stopped abruptly near County Line Road. Bass got out of the truck and ran, but was quickly apprehended.

Ricardo Bass after his arrest

He is now in custody at the Morgan County Jail..

Multiple law enforcement agencies had been trying to find Bass for 12 days, ever since he was suspected of murdering two men in two different cities - one in Huntsville and another in Decatur a couple hours later. Both murders appeared to be random and involve some type of robbery.

Huntsville Police Department, Decatur Police Department, and U.S. Marshals have all been on the lookout for Ricardo Bass for almost two weeks.

All this time, he was believed to have a gun and was considered extremely dangerous.

U.S. Marshals were offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to his arrest.

At this time, it is unclear if anyone tipped off authorities as to his whereabouts and will be receiving that reward.

There is a press conference at 10:30 on Wednesday when WAAY 31 will learn more information.

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