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FBI: Fugitive arrested nearly 40 years after Florida killing

  • The home of a man identified as 67-year-old William Claybourne Taylor is shown Friday, July 29, 2016, in Reidsville, N.C. Taylor, living with his wife under an assumed name at the home, was arrested on July 28, in connection with a 1977 shooting in Florida in which a retired immigration official was killed and the attempted assassination of a Florida mayor. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)

    The home of a man identified as 67-year-old William Claybourne Taylor is shown Friday, July 29, 2016, in Reidsville, N.C. Taylor, living with his wife under an assumed name at the home, was arrested on July 28, in connection with a 1977 shooting in Florida in which a retired immigration official was killed and the attempted assassination of a Florida mayor. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)  (The Associated Press)

  • Alberta Morris, 86, talks to a reporter in her home in Reidsville, N.C., Friday, July 29, 2016. Morris lived across the street from William Claybourne Taylor, a fugitive who was arrested Thursday in connection with shootings in 1977 in Florida that killed a former immigration official and wounded the mayor of a Florida town. Taylor lived in Reidsville with his wife under an assumed name. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)

    Alberta Morris, 86, talks to a reporter in her home in Reidsville, N.C., Friday, July 29, 2016. Morris lived across the street from William Claybourne Taylor, a fugitive who was arrested Thursday in connection with shootings in 1977 in Florida that killed a former immigration official and wounded the mayor of a Florida town. Taylor lived in Reidsville with his wife under an assumed name. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say a man wanted for the 1977 killing of a former immigration official in Florida has been arrested in North Carolina.

The FBI in Jacksonville, Florida, said in a news release Thursday that agents had recently developed information that 67-year-old William Claybourne Taylor was living in Reidsville, North Carolina, under a false name. The release says he was taken into custody Thursday without incident and is being held in a detention center in Guilford County.

Authorities say Taylor was indicted on charges of murder and aggravated battery in the January 1977 shooting death of a former official with the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the shooting of a former mayor of Williston, Florida.