UPDATED: Homicide suspect now in custody, arrested in Phillips overnight | www.WDIO.com

UPDATED: Homicide suspect now in custody, arrested in Phillips overnight

Philip Novak is now in custody in connection with a homicide in Eau Claire County. Philip Novak is now in custody in connection with a homicide in Eau Claire County. |  Photo: Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office

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Updated: June 22, 2022 09:18 AM
Created: June 21, 2022 03:11 PM

At approximately midnight last night, Philip Novak was taken into custody without incident in Phillips, WI, which is located in Price County.

The Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the community for all the information and tips that came in that led to the arrest of Novak.  They would also like to thank the Officers from Phillips Police Department for their determination in apprehending Novak.

Novak is a suspect in connection with the death of Eddie Banks, 46.

A passerby found Banks' body in a ditch on June 16th in the Township of Clear Creek. It appeared he had been shot. 

The investigation continues.

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