Murder suspect extradited back to Louisiana

ONOTNAGON – A suspect lodged in Ontonagon County jail since May was extradited to Louisiana Monday, according to Ontonagon County Sheriff Dale Rantala.

Rantala said on May 31, Michigan State Police troopers arrested Mason Chiapuzio in Gogebic County on an open murder warrant from Louisiana. He was then lodged in the Ontonagon County jail.

Rantala said Chiapuzio was lodged for three months in Ontonagon because he fought extradition, which ultimately was granted.

Louisiana law enforcement representatives came to Ontonagon to pick up Chiapuzio, who has family in Gogebic County.