The Wayne County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that Ricky Terrell Ward, 33, has been taken into custody in Kinston.

Maj. Tom Effler said details will be released at a later time.

Local and state law enforcement had an apartment complex in Kinston cordoned off for much of the day after Ward fled a traffic stop in the Lenoir County city early this morning.

Ward is wanted on several charges in Wayne and Wake counties and is a possible suspect in a Dudley murder which took place Sunday night. Ward may also have knowledge of, or be responsible for, the disappearance of a Raleigh man reported missing in March.

A full list of charges will be reported once Ward is transferred to Wayne County from Kinston. Effler said the exchange could happen as early as sometime this evening.

This is a developing story. Further details will be released