Wisconsin murder suspect arrested in New Castle
Glenwood Springs correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado
NEW CASTLE, Colo. – A Wisconsin man wanted in connection with a murder in that state was arrested Tuesday night near New Castle.
New Castle Police, assisted by Garfield County Sheriff’s deputies, arrested Benjamin Matthew Germano, 32, of Wauwatosa, Wis. after a brief pursuit.
Germano was arrested at about 11:40 p.m. Tuesday after a New Castle officer spotted Germano’s 2001 black Toyota Corolla heading west on Interstate 70, according to a press release issued by the New Castle Police Department. Local authorities were alerted after Germano used an ATM in Eagle earlier in the evening, which allowed authorities to pinpoint his location.
The officer began following Germano; he attempted to evade police by turning around on I-70 and driving east in the westbound lanes. After exiting the interstate, Germano lost control of the vehicle on Highway 6, and was apprehended.
He is being held in the Garfield County jail without bond, and was due in court for advisement of charges Thursday afternoon.
According to online reports from Fox 6 Now.com in Wisconsin, Germano is wanted in connection with the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Sarah Rosio, 24.
Her body was found in a shipping container outside of a business in West Allis, Wis., a suburb of Milwaukee.
Authorities believe that Germano has been on the run since that time.
According to TMJ 4 News Channel in Wisconsin, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office told authorities there that they believed Germano was heading to California.
Wisconsin authorities will likely seek extradition in this case.
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