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Olney murder suspect arrested in Florida

Rick Meador

(WSIL) -- An Olney man wanted for murder has been taken into custody in Florida.

Illinois State Police say Rick A. Meador, 18, of Olney, was arrested Wednesday at the Bass Haven Campground in DeFuniak, Florida.

Meador is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Kyle Johnson.

Johnson, 19, of Olney, was shot and killed Sept. 6.

State Police say a 16-year-old Olney girl who had been listed as missing and endangered in connection with the investigation was also found in the campground with Meador. She was taken into protective custody.

Meador is currently being held in the Walton County, Florida jail awaiting extradition.

Mandy Robertson

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