Murder suspect in custody in Winnebago County
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A man wanted for first-degree murder and several other felony charges is now in custody.
Austen Fowler, 29, was arrested just after 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1, in the 2000 block of Marshall Street in Rockford. Fowler was wanted on an outstanding charge for murder, according to court records. He also faces a slew of drug and weapons charges.
Deputies say a tip led investigators to the residence on Marshall Street, where they also found two vehicles reported stolen, a loaded gun and undisclosed amounts of cannabis, cocaine, LSD, fentanyl and psilocybin mushrooms.
Fowler is lodged in the Winnebago County jail without bond.
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