MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - One drive-by murder suspect and a key piece of evidence are now in custody, but there's still an accused killer on the run.
31-year-old Corey Albright, also known as Corey Morris, was arrested at a family member's house in Memphis around 10:00pm on December 27, 2011. Kelly McMillen with the Marshall County Sheriff's Department said caller tips helped lead them to Albright, who is now being held at the Marshall County Jail. Deputies spent hours interrogating him.
"There's nothing we can do to ease pain and suffering of this family other than to build this case," McMillen told abc24.com.
Capturing Albright is a big step in that direction. Now the top priority is finding 22-year-old Rico Fleming. He is believed to still be in the Fayette County-Shelby County-Memphis area, and McMillen stated that Fleming is considered to be armed and dangerous
Deputies said Albright isn't talking about where Fleming is, but they believe they're making good progress.
Fleming and Albright are each charged with one count of murder and 5 counts of drive by shooting. Deputies say the pair fired assault rifles at another car on Mississippi Hwy 72 near Slayden early Christmas morning, killing 16-year-old Derica Patterson and injuring three others.
On Dec. 28, officers picked up the green Honda Accord they say Fleming and Albright were driving that day. It was found in Fayette County after investigators received a call about where the car was parked. They say it will be key evidence in prosecuting the two suspects.
Albright is being held without bond. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Rico Fleming is urged to contact the Marshall County Sheriff's Department at (662) 252-1311 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-729-2169.