Waterloo police have made an arrest in a nearly two-month-old murder case. Twenty-one-year-old Wyatt Johnson of Waterloo was formally charged Monday with one-count of first-degree murder and two-counts of willful injury in connection with a fatal fight early this year.
Officers were called to Exchange Park on April 28th to break up a large altercation involving numerous people who armed with baseball bats and knives. Upon arrival, police found 18-year-old Kevin Garcia dead at the scene and two other people suffering from apparent stab wounds.
An autopsy later revealed that Garcia died from a single stab wound to the heart. After the fight, Johnson left Iowa and police issued an arrest warrant for a parole violation. He was taken into custody two days later in Fort Laramie, Wyoming, and immediately returned to Waterloo.
Johnson has been in the Black Hawk County jail since then. Bond is currently set at more than one-million dollars.