Two suspects involved in East Peoria shooting await extradition

By Mark Bullion

June 25, 2012 Updated Jun 25, 2012 at 7:49 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill -- The two men wanted in connected with the recent shooting death of an East Peoria man are awaiting extradition from New Mexico back to East Peoria.

Authorities say 22-year-old James Johnson and 20-year-old Carlton Neely are accused of shooting and killing 21-year-old Justin Siebenthal during an attempted robbery earlier this month.

East Peoria Police say Johnson and Neely will go in front of a judge in Albuquerque Monday to determine the extradition process.

It's unclear why the two headed to New Mexico, because law enforcement officials have not interviewed either of them yet.

"Until we get the extradition figured out, how that process is going to work, that's our first step. Once we get to that point, we will get back into the actual investigation of the case," said East Peoria Deputy Chief Shannon Swearingen.

Neely and Johnson were both taken into custody without incident by U.S. Marshalls early Saturday morning.

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