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Murder Suspect Captured in Preston County

April 17th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

The Preston County Sheriff's Department has confirmed the arrest of John Wayne "Boo" Stawser, Junior, in connection with a murder investigation. According to the dispatcher, the suspect has been taken alive. Residents of Southwestern Garrett County were put on alert just before 3 this morning that a man suspected of killing a woman in Preston County may be in the area. As you might suspect, details are still sketchy, but the Garrett County Sheriff's Department confirmed at 7 AM that the suspect was still on the loose, and residents were being advised to lock their doors and be vigilant. The suspect has been identified as John “Boo” Strawser of Terra Alta, West Virginia. After the incident, a vehicle purportedly being operated by Strawser was located, having been set on fire. When the suspect was not located in the vehicle, the search continued. The shooting is alleged to have taken place around 11 PM in Tunnelton. The victim was reportedly shot in the back and died on the way to the hospital.

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