Police have arrested a suspect in an Elkhart murder.
Anthony Perez was slain at Deer Creeke Apartments along Toledo Road March 30. According to Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers, detectives from his department served an arrest warrant Tuesday in Chicago on Miguel Martinez.
“The legal process of extraditing Martinez back to the Elkhart County area is in progress,” Rogers said during a Wednesday morning press conference. “The investigation is ongoing. ...I thank the Chicago Police Department for their assistance in this apprehension. And I commend the hard work of my detectives as they pieced this complicated puzzle together.”
Information regarding Martinez’s age and address wasn’t available to The News Wednesday.
Man arrested onmultiple charges
An Elkhart man who allegedly abducted a woman and her child was arrested by Bremen police Wednesday.
Taken into custody was Jesus Hernandez, 21, 1916 Morton Ave.
Police said that around 4:45 a.m. Wednesday, Bremen officer Nick Young was on patrol in the area of Ind. 311 and Ind. 106 when he saw a vehicle headed south on 331. Young also reportedly saw a female passenger hanging out the driver’s side rear window of the vehicle, yelling for someone to please help her.
Young stopped the vehicle in the 900 block of West Plymouth Street. According to police, it was discovered that the female passenger and her 2-year-old child had been abducted from Benham Avenue in Elkhart earlier that morning by Hernandez, an acquaintance of the victim.
Hernandez was arrested on charges of kidnapping, domestic battery, carjacking, driving while never receiving a driver’s license, and child endangerment. He was incarcerated in the Marshall County Jail.
Bomb threat atchurch reported
According to an Elkhart County police report, a bomb threat was found written on an interior door of Grace Community Church, 20076 C.R. 36, Goshen. The threat was written between around 9 p.m. Monday and 7:35 a.m. Tuesday.