North Platte police make an arrest in homicide case

Published: Mar. 19, 2020 at 11:15 AM CDT
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North Platte Police made an arrest in a local murder case, but they still the public's help in figuring out specific details.

Kimberly Ermi's body was pulled from a retention pond near the Walmart Distribution Center in February.

Police Chief Daniel Hudson said in a press conference Thursday, 40-year-old William Stanback was arrested in Greeley, Colorado.

Hudson said Stanback was arraigned Wednesday on unrelated weapons charges.

Hudson said he will face two felony charges in North Platte, first degree murder and use of firearm in the commission of a felony.

Stanback is currently Lincoln county detention center.

Hudson said they still need to talk to the person who gave Stanback a ride from the eastbound Brady rest area to Gothenburg on February 28th.

Police say Stanback and Kimberly Ermi were traveling from Iowa along I-80 on February 28.

The two stopped in York early morning hours on the 28th. They are looking for anyone who may have noticed them. The Jeep Compass had Colorado plates.

Hudson said Ermi died of gunshot wounds.

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