Homicide suspect linked to U.P. assault

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Green Bay police say an Iron County man suspected in a Packerland Drive homicide has been taken into custody in Alabama.

Earlier, Green Bay police put out a national alert for Caleb Anderson after the discovery of a body Tuesday morning at Mission Hill Apartments, across the street from Southwest High School.

“The victim’s vehicle was observed being operated in the Packerland Drive area shortly after the time we believe the death occurred,” police said Wednesday morning. “A person investigators believe to be operating the victim’s vehicle is Caleb Anderson.”

Authorities announced the arrest after 4 p.m. Wednesday and said the victim’s car was located, too, according to WBAY-TV.

Police initially thought Anderson might go to the Upper Peninsula, but then the car was spotted in the Greenville, Alabama, area.

The victim’s name has not been released.

According to Michigan State Police, Anderson is also the suspect in an assault in Iron County that took place early Monday morning. That assault was against a female jogger and took place about 6 a.m. Monday on Bates/Gaastra Road, just north of Gaastra.

The woman, 18, was alone but able to fight off the attacker and get away, state police said.

U.S. Marshals Service confirmed Anderson was arrested by marshals in Helena, Alabama, 20 miles south of Birmingham, WBAY-TV reported. The victim’s blue Ford Fiesta was spotted driving into Helena at the same time the Helena Police Department was having service training. Twenty officers — on-duty and off-duty — responded and assisted the marshals.

The suspect was taken into custody safely, Helena Police said.


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