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New suspect named in Sparta homicide investigation

Police are searching for Eric Borges, a suspect in a homicide case in Sparta, Wisconsin.
Police are searching for Eric Borges, a suspect in a homicide case in Sparta, Wisconsin.(Sparta Police Department)
Published: Jul. 30, 2020 at 7:02 PM CDT
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UPDATE:

Police have named a new suspect and made another arrest in a homicide investigation in Monroe County.

The Sparta Police Department says it’s looking for 32-year-old Eric A. Borges of Milwaukee. Borges is a suspect in the murder of 61-year-old Anthony Koopman on June 11th in Sparta. People should not try to approach Borges and contact local law enforcement of his whereabouts immediately. Investigators believe Borges has been staying in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Texas since the homicide.

On Monday, August 3rd, Sparta officers arrested another suspect, 38-year-old Michael R. Hartmann in Butler, Wisconsin.

Hartmann, who’s from Milwaukee, is being held at the Waukesha County Jail on no bond. Monroe County District Attorney Kevin Croninger has filed a complaint against Hartmann for the following: First Degree Intentional Homicide, Party to a crime of Felony Murder – Armed Robbery, Distribution of Methamphetamine.

SPARTA, Wis. (WEAU) -

28-year-old Damara R. Skenandore-Medina of Milwaukee is arrested and charged as part of a homicide investigation in Monroe County.

That shooting death happened in June in the 400 block of South Court Street in Sparta. The victim is identified as 61-year-old Anthony Koopman of Sparta.

According to the Sparta Police Department, investigators with the department spent time in Milwaukee working with Milwaukee County law enforcement agencies and the Wisconsin Department of Justice to conduct search warrants and follow-up as part of the homicide investigation.

Skenandore-Medina appeared in court Thursday, and is charged with three counts, including Felony Murder-Armed Robbery as a party to a crime.

The Sparta Police Department says Skenandore-Medina is being held in the Monroe County jail on a $1 million cash bond.

Investigators with the police department believe the shooting death on June 11 is related to the sale of illegal drugs. Additional arrests are expected.

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