Milwaukee sex assault suspect arrested in Kentucky

NOW: Milwaukee sex assault suspect arrested in Kentucky

On Tuesday, June 20, the Milwaukee Police Department, working in collaboration with federal law enforcement, located the pickup truck believed to be used in the June 16 sexual assault in Milwaukee.

The truck was located on I-71 as it was approaching the Louisville, Kentucky area around 9:00 PM Tuesday night. As law enforcement attempted to stop the suspect, he fled on foot into a wooded area.

Following a lengthy search, the suspect, who was armed with a knife, was arrested. This is the suspect whose composite sketch was released on Monday, June 19.

The suspect is also a person of interest in an attempted assault that happened three hours before the June 16 assault in Milwaukee.

The suspect has been identified as 28-year-old Jose A. Arevalo-Viera. The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office issued a warrant for his arrest.

Milwaukee Police personnel are in Kentucky continuing the investigation and working to extradite the suspect back to Wisconsin.

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