By Jim Hagerty
Accused murderer Terence Doddy was booked into the Winnebago County Jail Wednesday afternoon, July 16, after waiving his right to an extradition hearing in Wisconsin.
Doddy, 36, is accused of killing his friend, 37-year-old Todd Hansmeier, June 30. He is also the main suspect in a Lee County homicide that occurred the next day at the Willow Creek rest area off I-39 near Paw Paw, Ill.
Police say after killing Hansmeier inside the call center where Doddy worked, he stole Hansmeier’s car drove to the rest area and killed 44-year-old Toni Bargman, of Monticello, Ill. Doddy was arrested Friday, July 4, after crashing Bargmans’s car in Beloit, Wis. His arrest ended a five-day, nationwide manhunt.
According to court documents, Doddy’s wife was granted a restraining order against him following a June 18 incident when he allegedly battered and threatened to kill her. Authorities say an argument about the couple’s mounting financial problems and Doddy’s alleged gambling sparked the incident.
Doddy has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated domestic battery in Winnebago County. He is scheduled to appear in court Thursday, July 17. Bond has been set at $1.1 million.
In Wisconsin, Doddy has been charged with driving while intoxicated. Charges in Bargman’s death are pending.