Crime

Man wanted in woman's Pennsylvania slaying arrested near Mount Sterling

Edward Baker Jr.
Edward Baker Jr. Clark County Detention Center

Winchester police arrested a man after a pursuit on Interstate 64 Tuesday morning who is wanted on a murder charge in Pennsylvania.

Edward Baker Jr., 26, is accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend Addaleigh Amelia Huzyak, on Sunday night, Beaver County District Attorney David Lozier said. Police found Huzyak, 30, dead Monday morning in her apartment in Beaver, Pa

Baker contacted his father about 7:30 a.m. Monday and told him he thought he’d killed Huyzakhis girlfriend, Lozier said. His father told Baker’s co-workers what happened, and the co-workers went to police.

An arrest warrant for homicide was issued for Baker about 4:30 p.m. Monday, Lozier said.

Winchester police received a tip just after 3:20 a.m. Tuesday morning that Baker was at a rest stop off I-64, Capt. Harvey Craycraft said.

Baker refused to get out of his vehicle when police arrived, backed out aggressively in the direction of officers and then led them on a pursuit of 10 to 15 miles toward Mount Sterling before being arrested, Craycraft said. He is being charged with wanton endangerment and fleeing police.

Baker and Huzyak had broken up a few weeks ago. Police are investigating what led to the shooting, Lozier said.

Baker was texting his father throughout the day Monday, Lozier said. Investigators worked with Baker’s family to try to find him or persuade him to turn himself in.

Authorities think Baker had made it as far as Memphis, Tenn., and had turned around to head back to Pennsylvania when he was arrested, Lozier said.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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