Homicide suspect arrested after standoff on interstate

The Wisconsin State Patrol says a homicide suspect has been arrested following an 11 minute standoff in southern Wisconsin Saturday.

Troopers say Dane County was alerted to locate the suspect driving a stolen vehicle from Sioux Falls, South Dakota that may be related to the murder of a 75-year-old woman.

They say On-star was able to give location updates and officers were able to find the vehicle on I-39/I-90 eastbound, leading to a chase.

Three miles into the chase, troopers say the suspect got a flat tire after hitting spike strips and pulled over.

They say a the State Patrol, Dane County, and Madison Police Department conducted a high risk stop.

Troopers say they closed the east and westbound lanes of I-39/I-90 near milepost 151 for 11 minutes due to a standoff between the suspect and police.

Troopers say officers made a tactical approach to the vehicle took the suspect into custody for the City of Sioux Falls, South Dakota Police Department.

Sioux Falls Police say the suspect, James Vernon McVay, 41, of Sioux Falls is being held in custody on charges unrelated to the slaying at this time.

The suspect also faces State of Wisconsin charges, including
operating a motor vehicle without owners consent, fleeing an officer, 3rd OWI, possession of drug paraphernalia, open intoxicants, and operating without a license.


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