JANESVILLE

A woman who fled the state with Janesville stabbing suspect Julian Collazo has been charged in Rock County Court with driving a motor vehicle without owner consent.

Nicole R. Kazar, 24, of 1213 Merrill St., Beloit, has been in jail in Missouri since police there arrested her and Collazo the night of Dec. 9.

Kazar had been charged in Missouri with first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle, but that case was dismissed this week.

The Rock County District Attorney’s Office issued a criminal complaint against Kazar on Wednesday, along with a request for extradition from Missouri.

Kazar could request an extradition hearing in Missouri, which would delay her return to Wisconsin, or she could waive extradition, allowing authorities to bring her back sooner.

The complaint uses the same description of events as in the complaint against Collazo, including details of the stabbing of Christine Scaccia-Lubeck and events surrounding it.

Kazar has told Janesville detectives who questioned her in Missouri that she had known Collazo about a week, that he told her he had killed someone, but she was not involved in the killing

Kazar and Collazo took Scaccia-Lubeck’s car to a friend’s house in Beloit before heading south. Kazar wanted to see her son, and Collazo wanted to visit his family in Texas, according to the complaint.

The car was equipped with the OnStar package, which allowed OnStar to locate the car in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where police arrested Kazar and Collazo.

Kazar was in the driver’s seat at the time of the arrest at a gas station along the Interstate there, according to the complaint.

The charge of driving a car without owner consent carries a maximum prison sentence of three years and six months.

A preliminary hearing in Collazo’s case has been set Feb. 2.

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