Union County State's Attorney's Office

Nebraska Homicide Suspect in Custody; Awaits Extradition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 16, 2013

Nebraska Homicide Suspect in Custody; Awaits Extradition

Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Anthony Garcia of Indiana is being held at the Jackson County Jail in Murphysboro, Illinois as a Fugitive of Justice.

Anthony Garcia is being investigated in connection with murder charges by the Omaha Police Department relating to an ongoing murder investigation from Douglas County, Nebraska.  Anthony Garcia was arrested in Union County, Illinois on July 16, 2013 on a warrant issued out of Douglas County, Nebraska.  He was taken into custody by Illinois State Police near mile marker 36 on Interstate 57.

Mr. Garcia has hired private counsel and he is scheduled to appear in court in front of the Honorable Judge M. Boie on July 17, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro, Illinois.

All media inquiries are being directed to the Douglas County Attorney’s Office at 402-444-7040.  The Douglas County investigation is being handled by the Omaha Police Department who may be contacted at 402-444-5884.

The Union County State’s Attorney’s Office reminds the public that charges are not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Media: Please contact the Union County Sheriff’s Office at (618) 833-5500 for any available booking photographs.

Union County State's Attorney's Office