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By Roger Harnack
The Journal 

Man arrested in death of wife

Bergman awaiting extradition from Pennsylvania


Last updated 9/27/2022 at 8:10am

Charles Bergman

SPRAGUE – The U.S. Marshal Service has apprehended a man wanted in connection with the death of his wife.

Charles Bergman, 54, of Moses Lake, was arrested Friday night, Sept. 23, by U.S. Marshals in New Stanton, Penn., after a nationwide search.

As of press time, he was awaiting extradition back to Washington state.

Details of his arrest were not immediately available.

Once extradited, Bergman is facing a probable charge of first-degree murder in Lincoln County for allegedly killing his 53-year-old wife, Theresa Bergman of Moses Lake, and dumping her body in a wheat field in rural Lincoln...

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