Police: Terence Doddy, wanted man, spotted near Rockford

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There are reports that Terence Doddy, the Illinois man at the center of a nationwide manhunt, was spotted Thursday night near Rockford. (WLS)

Police said Thursday night that Terence Doddy, the Illinois man at the center of a nationwide manhunt, has been spotted near Rockford.

Doddy is wanted in connection with the death of a man Monday in Rockford and a woman who was killed Tuesday at a rest stop along I-39 near Paw Paw. Police said an off-duty police officer spotted Doddy driving a stolen car belonging to one of the victims earlier Thursday evening, spawning a search Thursday night that spanned 1-30 miles north of Rockford.

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Police released new surveillance pictures Thursday in their hunt for the 36-year-old Rockford man, including a surveillance photo Thursday that they said was taken at a Rockford store, as well as photos of the vehicle he is believed to be driving.

In Rockford Monday, police say Doddy beat Todd Hansmeier, a high school friend, at a Rockford call center where they worked.

"It was very devastating reaction. It's like someone turned the lights out on you, your mind goes blank, you have no way of understating the situation, and it happen so fast," said Jim Novac, Hansmeier's former colleague

Then on Tuesday, an hour south at the I-39 rest stop near Paw Paw, state police said a surveillance camera shows Tonya Bargman of Monticello being attacked as she leaves the restroom.

Doddy, investigators said, was seen leaving in Bargman's car, a 2013 Nissan Altima with a picture of a silver decal on the back bumper that reads "Illini Nissan." The car's license plate number is BARGMN2.

Investigators also say Doddy has a blue tent with him. Illinois State Police are warning the public to take the necessary safety precautions when visiting rest stop areas, campgrounds and other outdoor areas during the holiday weekend.

In the meantime, his wife left court Thursday without saying a word after a judge extended a protection order that requires Doddy to stay away from her and her son for two years.

An emergency order was filed June 18 after a violent fight, his wife, Charlotte Doddy, stated in court records "that he wouldn't let me leave and if I tried to leave, he would punch me until I'm dead."

Anyone with information is encouraged to call 911 or the Illinois State Police at 815-632-4010.

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