Fairbanks homicide suspect arrested at Canadian border, charged with murder

Published: Sep. 6, 2022 at 5:52 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Update: September 6, 2022. A man wanted by the Fairbanks Police Department (FPD) was apprehended at the Alaska-Canada border and taken into custody.

21-year-old Judson Sherrell was wanted as a suspect in a recent homicide case in Fairbanks. FPD had put out notification to state law enforcement and the public of Sherrell’s possible involvement in the homicide and to notify detectives of any information regarding Sherrell’s whereabouts.

According to a Tuesday, September 6, FPD press release, 21-year-old Judson Sherrell stole the deceased victim’s car and drove it through the Canadian Border to the Haines, Alaska Border crossing, where it broke down. He then tried to re-enter Alaska by foot and was detained by the U. S. Border Patrol. Fairbanks Police Detectives drove to Haines and arrested Sherrell and took him to Juneau. He is now charged with Murder in the First-Degree.

Original story and update: Saturday, September 3, 2022. Judson Sherrell has been located and is in police custody.

The Fairbanks Police Department thanks all, to include the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Haines Police Department, Juneau Department, Interior Towing, Capital Towing in Whitehorse and everyone else who provided assistance and tips to Sherrell’s location.

If you have information regarding the homicide of Carole Jo Romberg, call the Fairbanks Police Detectives at 907-450-6550 or through email: pfdinvestigations@fairbanks.us