Wanted fugitive Jonnie Lopez in custody
Jonnie Lopez has been taken into custody.
MILWAUKEE - Wanted fugitive Jonnie Lopez has been captured and is in custody, according to the U.S. Marshal's Office.
Lopez was heading south on I-94 when he was recognized by another driver who had seen him on police billboards. The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department was able to intercept and stop his vehicle at I-94 and 7 Mile Road.
Lopez was the center of a huge search in downtown Milwaukee on Tuesday. He managed to escape from a 7th-floor apartment at the Juneau Village Towers despite a heavy police presence.
Marshals hoped to take Lopez into custody Tuesday. He's wanted for a federal weapons offense, but was released on bail.
They believe that during that time, he committed an armed robbery.