DeSoto Capturing Suspect Arrested In Arizona
Final weekend whereas ready in his 2008 Mazda 3 on the gate of a residence within the 300 block of South Elerson Drive, Randall Thornhill, 34 year old resident of Midlothian, TX was shot and killed. Passenger, Heather French, 29, was additionally injured within the capturing. Lower than per week later, DeSoto Police introduced they’ve a suspect in custody.
On Thursday Evan McMaryion, 19, was arrested in Arizona, whereas working a stolen automobile which was stolen from DeSoto, TX. Detectives traveled to Arizona, the place the suspect was in custody on one other cost, to interview the suspect. He’s being charged with Captial Homicide and aggravated assault with a lethal weapon. Dallas District Legal professional’s Workplace is engaged on the extradition of McMaryion from Arizona to Texas.
“This was one other occasion the place good, aggressive detective work and quick follow-up on stable leads allowed us to rapidly establish and in the end apprehend a capital homicide suspect,” famous DeSoto Police Chief Joe Costa.
“We want to thank all who helped to help the investigation.”
When Chief Costa was requested in regards to the motive, he responded they consider it was a automotive jacking. Thornhill was on the house to drop off his 5 12 months outdated stepson, who was additionally within the automotive on the time of the capturing. The kid was unhurt.
Over the past 4 weeks there have been three homicides within the metropolis of DeSoto. Nevertheless, Chief Costa says the group needs to be relaxed as a result of all three suspects are in custody, and all three have been charged with Capial Homicide.
DeSoto Is Working On Packages To Scale back Gun Violence
The Chief famous there’s a rise within the homicide price throughout the area and the nation. The explanation: an abundance of weapons and ease of buying these weapons. Lots of the weapons used to commit crimes come from thefts.
Chief Costa mentioned Mayor Proctor, Metropolis Supervisor Brandon Wright and he are working collectively to develop applications to cut back gun violence within the metropolis of DeSoto. A kind of applications will probably be a gun give up/gun buyback program they plan to rollout within the close to future.
“Whereas we now have seen a current enhance in remoted shootings, all of these instances had been rapidly solved by good police work mixed with the help of members of our group,” famous Mayor Proctor. “General, crime has been down by near 40% over the previous 5 years, so we need to maintain the optimistic momentum going by persevering with to work collectively to maintain our group as protected as attainable.”
Detectives are nonetheless actively working all three current shootings in DeSoto. Chief Costa reminds DeSoto residents “in case you see one thing, say one thing. All info is efficacious in the case of fixing these instances. Report any factual info to the Police. Don’t post inaccurate information or rely on social media posts. Resist the urge to put up rumors on social media.” Video footage from home surveillance cameras can be useful.