Murder suspect waives extradition

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Murder suspect, Jarod Lane, 19, arrested in connection with a brutal killing out of Washington state has waived his extradition.

Lane appeared before Oklahoma County District Judge Ray Elliot Tuesday morning, not represented by an attorney.

Lane waived his extradition.

Authorities from Renton, Washington have 10 days to pick up their prime suspect.

Lane is wanted in connection with the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Jessica Scholl, 17.

Oklahoma lawmen arrested Lane Monday afternoon after a News Channel 4 crew spotted the suspect walking along the I-35 service road near Wilshire.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the involvement of News Channel 4 Reporter Adam Mertz and News Channel 4 Photojournalist Mark Paris was critical to the arrest of the suspect who was believed to be “armed and dangerous.”

A member of the Renton Police Department in Washington sent this statement:

“I work for Renton PD and wanted to extend my thanks for the observation skills of Mertz and Paris. Our detectives have been working around the clock on this case since Friday morning. It was a brutal, horrific crime scene and it’s been heartbreaking having to watch as two families’ lives crumble right before you, for different reasons.  The Lane family has been very cooperative and the victim’s family is relieved he’s finally in custody. So, for what it’s worth, please extend Renton PD’s thanks to your news staff who noticed him and did something about it. It has started the justice process which can be very healing for all involved.”

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