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Rockford Murder Suspect Terence Doddy in Police Custody

Press Release Date: July 4, 2014    || Archived February 4, 2016

ISP District 16 Troopers Make Arrest

BELOIT, IL -- Illinois State Police (ISP) confirmed today that the nationwide manhunt to locate Terence Doddy, 36, of Rockford, who is a suspect in the murders of Tonya Bargman, 44, of Monticello, and Todd Hansmeier, 37, of Rockford, has ended.

Police apprehended Doddy at approximately 11:23 a.m. on July 4, as he appeared to head in the direction of Wisconsin.

The sightings began on Thursday night (July 3) at approximately 8:00 p.m., when Doddy was spotted by an off duty Winnebago County police officer near Machesney Park.  At approximately 11:00 a.m., on July 4, Doddy was spotted in Rockton after an ISP District 16 trooper observed the Gray Nissan matching the description of Tonya Bargman’s vehicle.  ISP Air Operations also observed the area and provided aerial support on sightings and locations.  Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the law enforcement alert (Rock Island County Sheriff’s, Beloit PD, Winnebago County Sheriff’s, & Rockford PD) in an attempt to apprehend Doddy.  Doddy finally lost control of the Nissan and ISP troopers immediately took him into custody with the assistance of Winnebago Sheriff’s and Beloit PD.  No other injuries were reported.

“The cooperative effort and fast response of our District 16 troopers, Zone investigators and police partners in Winnebago, Rockford, Rock Island, and Beloit should be recognized as solid police work, said ISP Director Hiram Grau.  “Our thoughts are with the grieving families who have lost their loved ones and our hope is that this arrest will bring some closure to their pain,” he added.

Doddy remains in police custody in Wisconsin and a court date and charges are pending.

The public is reminded that all persons are presumed innocent until the charges are proven in a court of law.

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