Ohio murder suspect arrested in Bloomington, lived in Peoria

Published: Apr. 24, 2023 at 4:25 PM CDT
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CENTRAL ILLINOIS (25News Now) - A man wanted in a murder case dating back seven years in Ohio has been found and arrested in Bloomington.

The U.S. Marshals Service believe he was living in Peoria for about a year.

Martino Giles, 35, was wanted for allegedly shooting and killing his roommate, DeAndre Jackson, in Cleveland over rent money and a watch.

U.S. Marshal Service PIO Brent Cranford says Giles was arrested Friday on Clearwater Avenue in Bloomington near the airport.

However, he was actually living in Peoria for about a year.

Since the murder of Jackson in 2015, Giles has been spotted across Central Illinois and Chicago. Even in local jails like Champaign County, according to Cranford.

Cranford says Giles has been arrested under fake names. Before his fingerprints were returned, he would be released without officials knowing who he really was.

Giles will be in custody in McLean County until he’s extradited back to Cleveland where he’s facing charges for murder and robbery.