The man wanted in the shooting of a Norfolk woman earlier this week is no longer on the run.
Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger says 34-year-old Carlos Arevelo-Martinez was arrested late Thursday afternoon after a standoff at a mobile home in Stanton.
Sheriff Unger says, “It’s one of those good feelings to get somebody like this off the road and we have nothing but our hope and prayers for the victim.”
Arevelo-Martinez was wanted in the shooting of 33-year-old Edna Gutierrez on Tuesday at a home in Norfolk.
Unger says Gutierrez is serious condition at an Omaha hospital while Arevelo-Martinez is now jailed.
“He was taken into custody found hiding underneath the trailer,” he says. “Initial searches of both that trailer and one next to it and one where we thought he might be resulted in us not locating him. We honestly believed he had slipped through our hands but a state patrol canine was able to ‘hit’ on his scent and was able to lead us to him.”
Unger says it’s believed Arevelo-Martinez went through the floor of the mobile home to get beneath it. He was transported to Norfolk’s hospital for treatment of tear gas ingestion, a bite from a State Patrol dog and possible hypothermia.
Sheriff Unger says a State Patrol SWAT team fired tear gas in the mobile home in Stanton to flush out Arevelo-Martinez, but he wasn’t there.
Unger says a woman and her brother who own the mobile home in question and one next door have been arrested as accessories in the case. Several schools in Stanton were in lock down until about 6 PM and numerous residents of the trailer park were evacuated as well.
By Jim Curry, WJAG, Norfolk