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Rockford murder suspect arrested in Georgia

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A man accused of murder in Rockford is arrested in Georgia.

Police say Dashon Ward, 32, is a suspect in the shooting death of Jason Depena, 27, of Belvidere in Rockford back in January.

The Winnebago County State's Attorney charged Ward with First Degree Murder.  According to investigators, Ward fled the Rockford area and U.S. Marshals arrested him in Columbus, Georgia on Friday.  Ward now awaits extradition back to Rockford.

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