Jorge Cruz-Antonio

Jorge Cruz-Antonio. Cannon Detention Center/Provided

A man wanted on a murder charge for a killing in Mexico was arrested Wednesday in North Charleston, authorities said. 

A "hit" on an automatic license-plate reader led a deputy U.S. marshal to a Rivers Avenue apartment complex on Wednesday afternoon. 

At Bradley Square apartments, the marshal saw 31-year-old Jorge Cruz-Antonio sitting in a Honda with a Virginia license plate, according to a news release. 

Officers from the U.S. Marshals-led Operation Intercept Task Force and several other agencies approached Cruz-Antonio as he stood outside the car. He ran but was arrested after a brief chase.

Authorities said he is accused of murder and grand theft auto in Mexicali, Baja California. 

Cruz-Antonio was also in the United States illegally, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. He is in the custody of immigration authorities at the Charleston County jail. 

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Angie Jackson covers crime and breaking news for The Post and Courier. She previously covered the same beat for the Grand Rapids Press and in Michigan. When she’s not reporting, Angie enjoys teaching yoga and exploring the outdoors.

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