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Kentucky murder suspect arrested in Iowa

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by John Wilmer

EVANSDALE (KWWL) --  A deputy on the run is captured here in eastern Iowa.

41-year-old Randall Creek of Bowling Green, Kentucky was arrested in Evansdale early this morning after an Evansdale police officer spotted his truck at a motel.

According to police he was just passing through the area.  There is no word on where exactly he was going. In email he sent to a local paper in Kentucky Creek said that he was not running to get away, but to make the Kentucky State Police earn their money.

Andre Creek the son of murder suspect Randall Creek can't help but feel for the family now dealing with a tragedy of their own. His father is accused of shooting Debbie Rediess early Sunday morning outside her home.

"He told me what he did and pretty much just said goodbye and that he loved me," said Andre Creek.

Creek was arrested early Tuesday morning after a report went out to all police agencies that he was traveling through eastern Iowa.

"One of our officers decided to check our hotel and came across a pick-up truck that matched the description, a short time later the license plate was confirmed," said Evansdale Police Chief Randy Weber.

Creek was staying at the Days Inn in Evansdale. He signed in under his own name and even told the clerk at the desk he was a police officer from Kentucky.

"About a half an hour later he stepped out of his hotel and he was taken into custody without incident," said Chief Weber.

Now that Creek is under arrest Rediess's sons are trying to understand why anyone would want to hurt their mom.

"Nobody ever met her that didn't ever like her. She had more heart than most people ever would," said John Rediess.

"She was at a point in her life when she was the happiest she had ever been. Things were going great," said Dustin Rediess.

In an email Creek sent to a paper in Kentucky, he said that he and Rediess had broken up after five years because he would not set a wedding date.

Creek is not fighting his extradition, and will return to Kentucky to face the murder charge.  He is currently being held at the Black Hawk County Jail.

Online Reporter:  John Wilmer


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