SANTE FE, NM. (THECOUNT) — Colorado father, Heith Gleason, and his 12-year-old son, Gage, who were wanted in the murder of Colorado woman, Amy Garcia, were arrested in Sante Fe, New Mexico Thursday, reports say.

Gleason, 35, and his young son were taken in custody at a New Mexico McDonald’s, located on South St. Francis Drive in Santa Fe on Thursday.


Police said they used Gleason’s cellphone signal to track the pair to the location.

The victim, Garcia, 41, a single mother of four from Walsenburg, Colo., was found dead inside a burning vehicle around 1:30 a.m. Thursday in a rural area near Gardner, an unincorporated community about 30 miles from the county seat of Walsenburg.

Authorities say they responded to reports of a car fire and located the victim inside. has learned Gleason was arrested in 2017 in Weld County, Colorado, on charges of child abuse, which included, “strikes, shoves and kicks,” according to the arrest report:

GLEASON, HEITH arrested: 12/23/17 at 11:40
Booking Number: 17-22351
DOB: 12/03/83
Gender: Male
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Arrested for: 1891111A – HARASS (STRIKES SHOVES KICKS)
Bail: $0.00
Arrested for: 186401 – CHILD ABUSE
Bail: $0.00
Arrested for: 186401 – CHILD ABUSE
Bail: $0.00

It is unknown if Gleason was convicted and if “Gage” was the victim referenced in the above child abuse arrest report.

Gleason was jailed at the Santa Fe County Adult Detention Center without bond and Gage Gleason, 12, was booked into the Santa Fe Youth Development Program, state police said in a statement. source

State police are working with the Huerfano County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation.

Anyone with possible additional information on the case should contact police at 911.

Santa Fe, New Mexico’s capital, sits in the Sangre de Cristo foothills. It’s renowned for its Pueblo-style architecture and as a creative arts hotbed. Founded as a Spanish colony in 1610, it has at its heart the traditional Plaza. The surrounding historic district’s crooked streets wind past adobe landmarks including the Palace of the Governors, now home to the New Mexico History Museum, source wikipedia.