Man accused of killing brother and sister in Spokane Valley is arrested in Blackfoot, Idaho
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016
A man suspected of killing a brother and sister in Spokane Valley was arrested Tuesday in southeastern Idaho after a daylong search.
Gilberto Delgado, 44, was arrested just after noon Tuesday in Blackfoot, about 25 miles from Pocatello, said Teresa Baker, a spokeswoman for the Idaho State Police. Undercover detectives followed him into a Taco Bell parking lot and waited for marked patrol cars to arrive, then arrested him without incident.
“It sounds like he didn’t put up too much of a fight,” Baker said.
Officers from the U.S. Marshal’s Office assisted in the arrest. A manager at the Taco Bell said the incident drew little attention from employees.
The ISP had been alerted by other agencies that Delgado would be traveling south on Interstate 15 in a black Dodge Dart, which matched the description of a car that fled the homicide scene, Baker said.
Delgado is being held in the Bingham County Jail. ISP detectives and Spokane County sheriff’s deputies plan to search his car and extradite him back to Washington.
On Monday morning, a 7-year-old boy called 911 saying he had just found his mother and uncle dead with bullet wounds inside a home at Sixth Avenue and Michigan Road in Spokane Valley.
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said it appeared Delgado once had a romantic relationship with the mother, but the motive behind the killings remains unclear.
Delgado was released on parole from an Idaho prison in October 2015 after serving time for an aggravated assault on a police officer in Power County. Authorities said he is from the Pocatello area.
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