Murder suspect fights extradition to Houston County

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WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A man wanted for murder in Warner Robins is refusing extradition from New York.

Houston County Sheriff’s Capt. Michael Stokes said 20-year-old Cheikh Howard Gwingue refused extradition to Houston County.

Gningue appeared in a New York City courtroom Dec. 3, after he walked into a Harlem Police precinct and surrendered, Dec. 2.

"The judged explained the extradition and waiver process to him," said Capt. Stokes. "But he wouldn’t sign it."

Now, the Houston County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a Governor’s arrest warrant from the Georgia Governor’s office to be sent to the New York State Governor’s office.

"Then, he can be brought here to face justice on the charges," said Stokes.

Gwingue is suspected of gunning down 20-year-old Jarvis Keondre Rouse,  according to Houston County Sheriff’s Capt. Jon Holland.

Rouse was shot and killed at a party on Nov. 28, in Warner Robins.

Authorities say their investigation led them to Gwingue, who allegedly fired a round from a handgun at the Carter Circle party. He is accused of shooting Rouse in the head.