|Rockford murder suspect captured|
|Written by Ed Gebert|
|Thursday, January 03, 2013 1:49 PM|
FORT WAYNE — The manhunt for the suspected killer of a Rockford woman is over. Daniel Charles Martin, 40, was apprehended Wednesday morning in Fort Wayne when deputy marshals and Mercer County detectives raided the home where Martin was staying. Aside from Martin, law enforcement agents found an AK-47 assault rifle in the home.
“Thankfully, we don’t have a lot of experience tracking fugitives outside of Mercer County, especially in a case like this that is so serious involving a homicide,” stated a relieved Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey. “The U.S. Marshal service was very helpful, jumped right in when we asked for help. They have some unique capabilities that they were able to bring to the table and they stayed with us every step of the way. Without their help, we’d probably still be looking for Mr. Martin. Thankfully, we were able to make an arrest. No one was hurt during the arrest. Now we’ll bring Martin back to Ohio so he can face the charges.”
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