Father arrested for 2003 infant murder

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The U.S. Marshals Service confirmed Monday that a Shelby County man sought in the murder of his infant son three years ago has been arrested.

Ronnie Antonio Tompkins, 28, was taken into custody on Thursday at a work site in the Alabaster area by U.S. Marshals.

He is charged with killing his infant son, Juwaun Antonio Tompkins, on May 23, 2003.

Tompkins was booked in the Shelby County Jail last Thursday. He was released on a $75,000 bond on Saturday.

No comment was available from the U.S. Marshals Service in Birmingham or the Shelby County Sheriff&8217;s office at press time