Cordoba extradited to Wauseon


The Archbold man accused of fatally shooting former Wauseon resident Joshua McJilton in a Wauseon parking lot has been extradited back to the city.

Police Chief Keith Torbet reported that the U.S. Marshal Service transported Romualdo Cordoba, 38, to Detroit on Monday, where late in the afternoon he was driven by Lucas County authorities to Fulton County, where Wauseon police took him into custody.

Torbet reported during a 5 p.m. City Council meeting that Cordoba was being questioned by city detectives. He will then be transported to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio in Stryker to await arraignment in Fulton County Common Pleas Court.

Cordoba is accused of shooting McJilton, 27, several times in a Wauseon public parking lot just after 1 a.m. on April 25. McJilton, a former resident visiting from Oceanside, Calif., was fired on after attempting to intervene in a domestic dispute between Cordoba and his estranged wife. The shooting was captured on video surveillance tape at a nearby business.

He was transported to Fulton County Health Center, where he died from his gunshot wounds.

Cordoba, who had stalked his wife to the parking lot, fled the scene. After a manhunt he was arrested by the U.S. Marshal Service Fugitive Task Force in the parking lot of a casino in Eagle Pass, Texas, about two miles from the Mexican border. He was held in the Maverick County Detention Center until he was extradited Monday.