Matthew Edgar captured by U.S. Marshals after being on run nearly a year

Convicted killer and most wanted fugitive was on the run
Matthew Edgar
Matthew Edgar((Source: Sabine County Sheriff's Office))
Published: Dec. 29, 2022 at 11:03 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 30, 2022 at 7:14 PM CST
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SABINE COUNTY, Texas (KSLA) - After disappearing and being on the run for 11 months, Matthew Edgar was captured by the U.S. Marshals Service.

On Thursday, Dec. 29 around 8:30 p.m., the U.S. Marshall Service captured Matthew Edgar. Edgar was on the run after not showing up to court.

Edgar was arrested for killing his girlfriend back in Nov. 2020 and was indicted for the murder in March 2021.

During the trial, in January 2022 he appeared in court for the first two days, and on the third day Edgar did not show up.

Despite Edgar not appearing, jurors sentenced him to 99 years in prison for the death of Livye Lewis, his girlfriend at the time.

By Jan. 27, 2022, law enforcement began searching for him.

After being captured, he was taken to the Sabine County Jail to await formal sentencing.

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