Galesburg Police confirm through a news release that U.S. Marshalls arrested 29-year-old Christopher Croom earlier this morning in the Chicago suburb of Lake in the Hills.
In addition to First-Degree Murder, Croom was wanted on a felony count of Possession of a Weapon by a Felon.
Croom had been listed as wanted by authorities since the August 13th stabbing incident in the five-hundred block of West Brooks Street.
Croom had been wanted for attempted murder initially — then 49-year-old Melvin Buckner died at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Authorities believe a disturbance between the two led to the incident.
Croom will now be held in the Knox County Jail on one-million dollars bond at least until he can make an appearance in Knox County Circuit Court.