Williston North Dakota Murder Suspect Waives Extradition Hearing
Jonathan Peter Horvath was arrested in Billings on Monday March 18th as the suspect of a Williston, ND murder. 28-year-old Derrick Spiegel from Williston, was shot following an argument at the Heartbreakers bar around 1am Sunday morning (March 17th). The suspect then fled the scene, and Derrick was declared dead a short time later at Mercy Medical Center. Derrick was married and a father of two young children. His funeral will be today in Williston.
The Williston Police Department issued a warrant for Jonathan Peter Horvath, and police arrested him around 1pm Monday afternoon in Billings. Horvath had hitchhiked there, and convinced a local near the interstate to let him stay at their home for the night. Police were tipped off, and found Horvath in a field nearby after a short foot chase.
Horvath appeared in Yellowstone County Justice Court and waived his right to an extradition hearing. He told the judge” that he just wants to get back there and get the incident taken care of.” Its not known at this time exactly when the hand over to North Dakota officials will take place.