2nd man arrested in November motel killing

Published On: Feb 21 2013 04:17:51 PM EST

Clay County Sheriff's Office booking photo of John Buskager


Police in Orange Park have arrested a second man in connection with the killing of a 49-year-old in November.

Joseph Thompson, 23, of Jacksonville, was arrested last Friday in Brunswick on charges of murder, home invasion robbery and burglary in the death of Andrew Stiekman.

Thompson was extradited to Clay County and booked into the Clay County jail Thursday without bail.

On Nov. 9, John Buskager, 22, was arrested and charged with murder Stiekman's death, which occurred at the Rodeway Inn in Orange Park.

The two suspects are accused of strangling Buskager's former roommate at the motel and stealing his wallet, cell phone and van.

Police said continued investigation into the killing produced probable cause to believe Thompson and Buskager were both directly involved in Stiekman death.


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