Suspect in killing of 88-year-old Portage man arrested

UPDATE (WKOW) — Robert Pulvermacher of Middleton, the fugitive charged with first degree intentional homicide in the death of Harold Johnson of Portage, has been arrested.

The Sauk County Sheriff’s Office was notified by the Madison Police Department that they had located and arrested Pulvermacher about at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday according to a Sauk County Sheriff’s Office news release.

According to Madison police, a plow driver saw a person get dropped off at or near a business on Manufacturers Drive, and reported it as suspicious.

Madison Police responded and investigated, locating fresh footprints in the snow leading to the business door, and then moving to a row of bushes where they located Pulvermacher.

When officers asked him who he was, he identified himself and said that law enforcement was looking for him, according to the news release. He was taken into custody without incident.

Pulvermacher was checked out at a Madison hospital and then turned over to Sauk County detectives who transported him to the Sauk County Jail on the outstanding homicide arrest warrant.

Detectives attempted to interview Pulvermacher about the homicide, but he refused to discuss the incident, according to the news release.

Pulvermacher remains in custody at the Sauk County Jail pending a bail hearing.

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