Man wanted in 2008 homicide in Plano arrested in Arizona

Man wanted in 2008 homicide in Plano arrested in Arizona

PLANO, Texas (AP) – A man wanted in Plano’s oldest Crime Stoppers case has been arrested in Arizona.

The Dallas Morning News reports that 35-year-old David Martin Ruiz is being held in the Pima County Adult Detention Center in Tucson, Arizona, on multiple charges. He was detained by U.S Border Patrol agents as he was entering the U.S. from Mexico.

Plano police spokesman David Tilley says Ruiz has been on the city’s wanted list since a warrant for his arrest was issued for the fatal stabbing of 25-year-old Adrain Odell Porier in May 2008.

Plano detectives are expected to file paperwork to extradite Ruiz to Texas to face a murder charge.

Ruiz is being held on a $150,000 bond. It wasn’t immediately clear if he has a lawyer to speak on his behalf.


Information from: The Dallas Morning News, 

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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