Suspect in double homicide formally charged


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - A Springfield man arrested in connection with two homicides was officially charged on Tuesday afternoon, according to court records. 

38-year-old Jason Danenberger was arrested Saturday in connection to a homicide in the 800 block of Daniel Ave. Court records show Danenberger is charged with first degree murder. 

He is a suspect in a second homicide at the Oakwood mobile home court off Peoria Rd.

He is held on a $5 million bond.

Officers were called to the Daniel Ave. address around 11 Friday night. 53-year-old Thomas Poudzunas was found dead in the driveway. He was Danenberger's roommate.

Springfield officers then learned of another homicide.

47-year-old John Buecker was found dead at the Oakwood mobile home court inside a residence from a gunshot wound around 5 p.m. Saturday.

A hearing is scheduled for Daneberger on July 5. 

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