Posted By: Ashley Harding
Tyler Schoenrock's body was found on a road north of Lincoln, Sunday morning. The Lancaster County Sheriff says the 25-year-old had been shot to death.
23–year-old Miguel Castillo was arrested Wednesday night and now faces a first degree murder charge in the shooting death. At this time, authorities aren't saying how exactly the men knew each other.
Sheriff Terry Wagner says Schoenrock's murder is the first they've investigated in four years... and just four days after he was found shot to death on a rural road north of Lincoln, Castillo is in custody.
"He was contacted yesterday by the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force on a traffic stop and subsequently interviewed," Sheriff Wagner said.
Wagner says Castillo and Schoenrock knew each other.
According to court documents filed Thursday, some witnesses claimed that earlier in the night Castillo and another man had confronted Schoenrock about being "a snitch."
The affidavit also states that Castillo admitted he and the other man took Schoenrock to the area where he was killed. It also says Castillo told investigators the other man was the shooter.
"At 23 years old, Miguel Castillo has a rap sheet that is two pages long. His prior convictions include strangulation, child abuse, and drug offenses," Sheriff Wagner said.
The sheriff says the case is ongoing, but credits the investigators on a job well done.
"They have put in long hours and have interviewed a whole bunch of folks to get to this point. A lot of good hard work by a lot of people that enabled us to make this arrest last night."
Miguel Castillo is scheduled to make his first court appearance Thursday afternoon.