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Man wanted for woman's murder in Kentucky arrested in Des Moines

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 A man wanted in connection with a Lexington, Kentucky murder investigation has been arrested in Des Moines. 

The U.S. Marshals Southern Iowa Fugitive Task Force took 35-year-old Valenti N. Ware into custody without incident just before noon on Friday.

Investigators with the Lexington Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for Ware on October 16.  Ware is charged with Murder and Tampering with Physical Evidence in the October 1 death of 37-year-old Meghan Acord.

Based on information obtained by the U.S. Marshals Central Kentucky Fugitive Task Force, the U.S. Marshals Southern Iowa Fugitive Task Force was able to locate Ware at a residence in the 1400 block of Cleveland Avenue in Des Moines. 

Ware is currently being held in the Polk County Jail awaiting extradition proceedings.

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