UPDATE: Paris Poe Waives Extradition Hearing; Will Return to Illinois

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UPDATED Monday, May 6, 2013 --- 3:40 p.m.

Paris Poe, the fugitive that set off a FBI manhunt in the Madison area last week, has waived an extradition hearing. He will return to Illinois.

He is currently at the Dane Co. Jail. Authorities say they do not know when he will leave for Illinois.

Investigators there want to question Poe regarding a gang-related homicide case. They say he is also in violation of his parole.

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UPDATED Thursday, May 2, 2013 --- 7:45 p.m.
Reporter: Phil Levin

The fugitive subject of an FBI manhunt in the Madison area is under arrest.

Shortly after 7 p.m. Madison Police found Paris Poe on Highway 30 between Fair Oaks and Highway 51. Officers were monitoring a car and saw Poe enter with a woman. Because he was expected to be armed a police SWAT team ordered him from the car at gunpoint and he complied without any incident or injuries.

Police say he will be taken to the Dane County Jail before extradition hearings seeking his return to the Chicago area. Investigators there want to question him regarding a gang-related homicide case. They say he is also in violation of his parole.

Madison Police Lt. Cory Nelson says Poe shaved his head before his arrest in an apparent attempt to change his appearance. Police think he may have been heading back to the Chicago area since he was driving towards the interstate.
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UPDATED Thursday, May 2, 2013 --- 5:41 p.m.

FITCHBURG, Wis. (AP) -- The FBI says it's reasonably confident that an Illinois fugitive spotted in south-central Wisconsin is still in the area.

Police and FBI agents are searching for 33-year-old Paris Poe of Chicago. He was last seen at a Country Inn & Suites in the Madison-area town of Fitchburg on Thursday morning.

FBI spokesman G.B. Jones says the agency is still receiving tips suggesting Poe is in a 3-mile radius of the hotel.

Jones says residents shouldn't be scared, even though Poe is believed to be armed with a handgun. He says the FBI has no information to suggest Poe is a specific threat to anyone.

Poe was convicted of aggravated battery and robbery in 2009 and paroled in June 2011. He's now charged with traveling interstate to avoid custody for a parole violation.

Copyright: Associate Press 2013

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UPDATED Thursday, May 2, 2013 --- 3:38 p.m.

Note to parents from the Verona School District:

At 3:45 pm, all remaining Verona Area elementary school students will be allowed to board buses. At 4:30 pm, all remaining middle school and high school students will be allowed to board buses. There will be increased police presence at all sites. There will be no late buses.

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UPDATED Thursday, May 2, 2012 --- 2:58 p.m.

Note to parents from the Verona School District:

Due to the active search for a homicide suspect in the Verona / Fitchburg / South Madison area, ALL Verona Area School District Schools are in hard lock down (meaning no exit / no entrance). Buses will not be picking up or dropping off students until given the all clear to do so by Fitchburg and Verona PD. It is unknown at this time when that will be. Students whose parents / guardians come to the school site will be allowed to leave. Parents / Guardians must produce photo identification or other means of verification. All other students, including walkers will not be allowed to leave the building.

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UPDATED Thursday, May 2, 2013 --- 2:31 p.m.

Authorities are still searching for Paris Poe.

They believe he's on foot in the Madison, Verona and Fitchburg area.

He was last soon outside of the Copps on Maple Grove Road around noon Thursday.

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UPDATED Thursday, May 2, 2013 --- 2:26 p.m.

Authorities say the lockdowns at school Madison schools will be lifted.

There will be an increased police presence at the schools while children are released.

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UPDATED Thursday, May 2, 2013 --- 1:57 p.m.

Verona Schools are on lockdown during this search.

For the Madison School District, Chavez and Leopold are under lockdown. This means they are not allowing outdoor activities.

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UPDATED Thursday, May 2, 2013 --- 1:43 p.m.

NBC15's Tim Elliott says that the FBI is searching Maple Grove Road with dogs.

The FBI plans to hold a news conference on the search for Paris Poe. We'll bring you updates as soon as they are available.

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UPDATED Thursday, May 2, 2013 --- 1:28 p.m.

Our reporters on scene say that authorities are starting to leave the area of Nesbitt Road.

There is no indication an arrest has been made at this time.

The FBI is searching for Paris Poe. For information the suspect, click the document link above. If you see him, do not approach him and call 911. He is considered armed and dangerous.

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UPDATED Thursday, May 2, 2013 --- 1:16 p.m.

Authorities are searching for Paris Poe.

He is wanted by the FBI and should be considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, do not approach him but call 911.

For a link to information from the FBI, click the document link above.

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UPDATED Thursday, May 2, 2013 --- 12:44 p.m.

NBC15's Tim Elliott is at the scene. He witnessed half a dozen officers in tactical gear show up. One of them had a tool to break down a door.

One of our photojournalists says Fitchrona Rd is closed once you pass Target. Traffic is being told to turn around.

The Target in the area is still open.

An employee at Bavaria Sausage says law enforcement told everyone to stay indoors. Staff there have seen police with their with their guns drawn.

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UPDATED Thursday, May 2, 2013 --- 12:27 p.m.

From our news partner, WIBA:

Several local authorities are with the FBI at this time looking for an extremely dangerous person.

Local officials are not able to release information to the media as the details are coming from the FBI, but we do know he is described as a black man, with dreadlocks, 6 feet tall, 200 pounds, age 30-35, black jacket and jeans.

He was last seen on the cameras of the Ten Pin Alley. Staff there were told to lock their doors at 11:00 and stay put.

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Posted Thursday, May 2, 2013 --- 12:07 p.m.

Fitchburg police have sections of Nesbitt Rd. closed off at Limestone Ln. as authorities conduct a search of the area.

Our photojournalist says the FBI is at the scene.

Dane Co. Dispatch says a reverse 911 call is being sent out to inform residents of the situation.

We'll bring you updates as soon as they are available.


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