Texas murder suspects captured in Wellington, Kansas

May 27, 2024 | Featured|Headlines|Police

At 12:04 p.m. the Kay County Sheriff’s Department was notified that homicide suspect Eli Gaibeth Martinez Sanchez 23, was traveling southbound on I-35 or Highway 177 from Kansas.

Sanchez and another man are suspects in a fatal shooting that occurred in an Aldi’s parking lot in Haltom City, Texas on May 23. (see story)

Texas authorities requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force in the case.

Martinez was reportedly driving a silver Jeep Grand Cherokee. Blackwell and Newkirk police were notified and law enforcement began to converge on the border. At 12:08 p.m. officials reported that technology showed that Sanchez had stopped in Wellington near Highway 81 and Highway 160. At 12:28 p.m. it was reported that Martinez and the second suspect, Deja Shanta Burt Roberts, 24, were both arrested by Wellington police and booked in the Sumner County Jail.

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