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Dodge County authorities searching for alleged attempted murder suspect

Authorities in Dodge County are searching for a man who allegedly threw another man from a bridge after slashing his throat.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office reported that the incident occurred Wednesday at 3:04 p.m. on County Rd. 22 east of Highway 57 when a 62-year-old man had his throat cut and he was thrown off Milliken Creek Bridge.

The victim, a Hispanic male from Rochester, was found hiding in a heavily wooded area near the north side of the bridge.. He suffered a large laceration across the front of his neck.

Once the victim was out of surgery, investigators were able to interview him and determined the suspect was 27-year old Rigo Eleazar Lopez Macias, aka Alejandro Lopez.   

Macias works at Rochester Cheese under the Alejandro alias, and authorities reported that the attempted murder appears to be a drug-related incident.

Macias is described as a light-skinned Hispanic, 6-feet tall and 200 pounds. He was last seen fleeing the scene in a 2013 Gray Ford Taurus with license plate ECH680. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone who knows his whereabouts should call 507-635-6200 or email at [email protected]

Authorities stated that the delay of information being released was to insure the safety of the victim, witnesses and medical staff prior to the victim being released from the hospital.


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