Georgia man suspected of wife's stabbing death captured hours later in Birmingham

The city's West Precinct officers took 34-year-old Saul Maisonet-Polanco into custody in the 1700 block of 20th Street

georgia-man-suspected-of-wifes-stabbing-death-captured-hours-later-in-birmingham photo 1Saul Maisonet Polanco 

A Georgia murder suspect was captured by Birmingham police in Ensley on Saturday morning, just hours after his wife was found stabbed to death at their Peachtree Corners apartment.

The city's West Precinct officers took 34-year-old Saul Maisonet-Polanco into custody in the 1700 block of 20th Street in Ensley. Police said officers received a lookout bulletin from Gwinnett County, Georgia that Maisonet-Polanco was possibly heading to Birmingham.

BPD officers quickly located him and took him into custody without incident shortly after 10 a.m.

The suspect's wife, 47-year-old Tanya Maisonet, was found dead about 2 a.m. Saturday According to Georgia authorities, Gwinnett County Police responded to 6800 Springs Lane after receiving a call of a possible deceased woman. The call was originally received by Clayton County, but was transferred to the Gwinnett County 911. The caller stated there was a deceased female at the location, according to a police press release, and then disconnected the call.

Officers went to the location and were able to gain entry to the apartment. Once inside the apartment, they found Tanya Maisonet dead from what appeared to be stabbed wounds.

Police said they have not yet identified a motive, or the identity of the anonymous caller to 911.

Maisonet-Polanco is charged with felony murder and aggravated assault. He is being held in the Birmingham City Jail pending extradition to Georgia.

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