Suspect in Death of Alabama Pastor Caught in Texas

A suspect in the fatal shooting of his minister father-in-law at an Alabama church has been captured in Texas.

The Carson County Sheriff's Office said Brett Richard Yeiter of Jay, Florida, waived extradition Friday on a murder warrant. Yeiter remained in custody in Panhandle, about 25 miles northeast of Amarillo, awaiting transfer to Alabama.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said the 46-year-old suspect was stopped Thursday afternoon on westbound Interstate 40 near Amarillo. Texas troopers were on the lookout for a pickup truck that Yeiter was driving.

Officials said 69-year-old Pastor Paul Phillips was fatally shot Monday outside the Book of Acts Holiness Church in Sellersville, Alabama. Investigators believe the men had argued about unspecified family matters.

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