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Iowa Murder Suspect Arrested in International Falls

A man wanted in an Iowa murder case has been arrested at the International Falls Port of Entry. A man wanted in an Iowa murder case has been arrested at the International Falls Port of Entry. |  Photo: WDIO-TV file

April 17, 2017 11:03 AM

A man wanted in an Iowa murder case has been arrested in International Falls after being denied entry to Canada.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the 38-year-old man had attempted to enter Canada at Fort Frances, but was returned to the U.S. When he tried to re-enter the U.S. at the International Falls Port of Entry, authorities found he was the subject arrest warrant.

The man was turned over to the Koochiching County Sheriff's Office.

Iowa authorities say the man is suspected of fatally shooting his girlfriend in Johnston, a suburb of Des Moines.

Officers found 34-year-old Agnes Yarlee wounded Saturday night when they responded to several reports about gunshots at an apartment complex. Police say she died at the scene.

Police say the man has yet to be formally charged.

"This arrest demonstrates the continued cooperation between CBP and various state and local law enforcement agencies," said International Falls Port Director Anthony Jackson in a press release. "The apprehension of individuals with outstanding warrants along the U.S. – Canadian border is a critical element of our border security efforts."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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