Douglas Police arrested two of the thmree suspects in the case: Police identified three suspects in the case as:
√ , Aleksys Lomeli-Garcia, 19 , Show Low resident and US citizen. In custody in Douglas, and initially charged with First Degree Murder.
√ Gabrielle Maldonado, 21, Blackfoot, ID resident and US citizen. In custody in Douglas area and charged initially with Auto Theft.
A thirde, Carlos Alvarez, approximately 24 years old, Show Low resident and Mexican citizen. He is believed to be in Mexico
Prior to April 29th, 2011, Alvarez and Lomeli-Garcia were infrequently employed by Victim Wollesen-Felton and her estranged husband Daniel Felton.
On the evening of April 29th,, the suspects arrived at Wollesen-Felton’s second residence located in the 2900 Block of W. Blazingstar Road in Show Low,. At approximately 8:00 PM, the suspects assaulted the two victims in the master bedroom. Both victims were killed in that location. The cause of death is not being released at this time.
At approximately 1:45 AM on the April 30, the suspects stole the victim’s 2006 Grey Hummer and 2004 Black Porsche and left the Show Low area.
At about 10 a.m., Douglas Police Department Officer Villa and Officer Romero were on duty working patrol. They observed suspicious behavior related to the two stolen vehicles in close proximity to the Port of Entry at the border. Upon observing the behavior and running computer checks on the vehicles, the Hummer entered the border area in an apparent attempt to leave the country. Maldonado was detained at the border driving the Hummer and was subsequently arrested for possession of stolen property/Auto Theft.
Lomeli-Garcia was detained in Douglas with the Porsche and was subsequently arrested for possession of stolen property/Auto Theft and First Degree Murder. Alvarez avoided arrest and is believed to have crossed the border into Mexico. Police are seeking additional details about his identity and an arrest warrant is forthcoming.
Show Low Police Detectives responded to Douglas in order to interview the two suspects that had been arrested and to serve search warrants on the two seized vehicles. Additional items of evidence were recovered from the vehicles.
"The Show Low Police Department is grateful to the various police agencies that have contributed to this investigation. Specifically, the officers of the Douglas Police Department have demonstrated a high level of professionalism and skill in discovering and pursuing suspicious activity. Their diligence allowed for an early discovery of this crime and allowed us to apprehend two of the suspects and preserve substantial evidence that might otherwise have been lost."