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MPD, Federal Law Enforcement Locate and Arrest Sexual Assault Suspect in Kentucky

On June 20, 2017, the Milwaukee Police Department, working in collaboration with federal law enforcement, located the pickup truck believed to be used in the June 16 sexual assault in Milwaukee.  The truck was located on I-71 as it was approaching the Louisville, Kentucky area around 9:00 p.m. on June 20.  As law enforcement attempted to stop the suspect, he fled on foot into a wooded area.

Following a lengthy search, the suspect, who was armed with a knife, was arrested.  This is the suspect whose composite sketch was released on June 19.

The suspect is Jose A. Arevalo-Viera (H/M, 2/6/1989).  The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office issued a warrant for his arrest.  Milwaukee Police personnel are in Kentucky continuing the investigation and working to extradite the suspect back to Wisconsin.

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