Authorities apprehend fugitive
Thanks to the alertness of a Blue Earth police officer, a 43-year-old woman wanted on a California fugitive warrant is back behind bars in Faribault County Jail.
Kimberly Ruth Edgington, formerly of Richmond, Calif., was arrested around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, a day after being released on her promise to appear for hearings for a local misdemeanor domestic assault charge.
Sheriff Mike Gormley says Edgington is “a person of interest” in a homicide. She has been charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder.
“Two detectives flew in to question her on Wednesday,” says Gormley.
Edgington appeared in Faribault County District Court on Thursday afternoon before Judge Douglas Richards.
“I don’t want to go back to California and want to fight extradition,” she says.
Richards told Edgington that California and Minnesota officials have 30 days to decide if she will be extradited.
She is being held on a $1 million bail bond.
California authorities notified local police Tuesday morning that Edgington was wanted on a warrant issued by a Contra Costa County judge on Sept. 12.
Edgington was apprehended after officer Melissa Felion spotted her in a vehicle traveling south on Main Street.
Felion followed the vehicle for about five blocks before pulling it over on East Seventh Street.
Deputy Mark Purvis and officer Pat Campbell assisted in taking Edgington into custody.