Mother and son murder suspects arrested in West Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Ala. (WTOK) - A mother and son, who were wanted in connection with four murders in Louisiana, have been arrested in West Alabama. Sumter County authorities were on the lookout for the two early Monday. Both were ultimately captured shortly after 10 AM by Tuscaloosa police. The 57-year-old mother was the first to be arrested. Belinda Hamilton Folse was taken into custody around 10:15 during a traffic stop on Interstate 20/59 at the 62 mile marker. Her 36-year-old son, Taurus Ike Hamilton, was arrested about 30 minutes later in the 4200 block of Hargrove Road in Tuscaloosa. The Tuscaloosa Sheriff's Department assisted with the arrests.

Both suspects are from Louisiana. Hamilton is facing four murder charges. At least one of those is out of Baton Rouge. His mother is charged with accessory after the fact. Both are set to be extradited back to Louisiana.


Belinda Hamilton Folse (Source: Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Dept.)
Taurus Ike Hamilton (Source: Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Dept.)