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.