Auburn police have made an arrest in connection to the homicide of a 59-year-old woman early Sunday morning, the police division said in a release Tuesday.
Police arrested Christopher Bernard Lyles, 48, on Monday. He has been charged with murder.
Lyles was named a suspect in the case when police obtained a warrant for his arrest.
Police said he knew Phyllis Gulatte, 59, who was found dead with multiple stab wounds.
Lyles and Gulatte allegedly got in an altercation Sunday morning, resulting in Gulatte's stabbing, police said.
Lyles was taken into custody after turning himself in at the police division.
He has been transported to the Lee County Jail with bond set at $150,000. Lyles remains in custody on a no bond warrant, police said.
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Police also arrested Monica Robinson Gaffney, 49, of Auburn with the help of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force.
Gaffney was arrested on a warrant charging her with hindering prosecution. She is an acquaintance of Lyles, police said, and her hindering prosecution charge relates to Lyles' whereabouts as police searched for him on Sunday and Monday.
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