HOMICIDE FUGITIVE ARRESTED

Written by The Bee

May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020 – Wanted man Jonathan Wallace of Bullhead City, AZ was captured in Clarksville, Tennessee on Friday morning. The US Marshals Middle Tennessee Joint Fugitive Task Force, with assistance from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, arrested Wallace on the Bullhead City Police Department’s felony warrant for first degree murder.

“The U.S. Marshals Service worked closely with the Bullhead City Police Department in tracking and ultimately arresting Jonathan Wallace. Deputy Marshals and Bullhead City Detectives diligently followed up on hundreds of leads which ultimately led to the capture in Tennessee,” said David Gonzales, US Marshal of the District of Arizona. “I would also like to thank the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Tennessee for their vital assistance in arresting this dangerous fugitive.”

On November 17, 2019, Benjie Junior Nunez, 34, and Jonathan Arthur Wallace, 28, were involved in a homicide where one man was fatally shot and his wife was injured.

The investigation revealed that Benjie Nunez had arranged to meet and fight Kevin Castro Hurtado, 24, in the Family Dollar store parking lot. Castro Hurtado reportedly left in his vehicle because Nunez was not there. However, Nunez (driver) and Jonathan Wallace, who were both armed, followed him in a vehicle after he left the parking lot. Kevin Castro Hurtado was fatally shot while driving in his vehicle in the area of Marina Boulevard and Clearwater Drive. Castro Hurtado’s 20-year-old wife suffered a grazed bullet wound to her leg. The two other male passengers in Castro Hurtado’s vehicle were not injured.

Later that morning, Nunez came to the Bullhead City Police Department lobby and turned himself in. Nunez is currently at the Mohave County Jail in Kingman, AZ facing first degree murder charges.

Wallace was booked into the Montgomery, TN County Jail and awaits extradition to Arizona.

 

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