NEWMAN, CA. (THECOUNT) — Friday, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of fugitive from Mexico, 32-year-old, Gustavo Perez Arriaga, whom they believe gunned down Newman police Corporal Ronil Singh.
Later Friday, authorities announced the arrests of Arriaga’s girlfriend, Ana Leyde Cervantes, 30, of Newman, and Arriaga’s brother, Conrado Virgen Mendoza, 34, of Chowchilla. Cervantes was apprehended in Turlock, and Mendoza in Livermore, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department. This brings the total number of suspects arrested to eight.
Both suspects were arrested on suspicion of aiding and abetting Arriaga, authorities said. However, their specific actions were undisclosed. source
Authorities said they’ve also arrested Arriaga’s other brother, Adrian Virgen, 25, and co-worker Erik Razo Quiroz, 27, accusing them of attempting to mislead investigators in the search for the suspect, according to Christianson. They were arrested for being accessories after the fact to a felony, the sheriff’s office said in Facebook post.
Gustavo Perez Arriaga was captured in Lamont, near Bakersfield, which is about 200 miles south of Newman, where Singh was slain. He had been on his way to his native Mexico, authorities believe.