Suspect in 21-year-old murder case among most wanted
By DAVID L. TEIBEL
Because of incorrect information from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, an article yesterday about the county’s most-wanted fugitives incorrectly said Enedina Bustamonte was pregnant when she was slain in July 1982. At the time of her killing she had already had a child by her suspected slayer, Salomon Suarez Robles, now 51, sheriff’s Lt. Robert Kimmins said yesterday.
A man accused of killing his former mistress 21 years ago is on the latest list of Pima County’s most-wanted fugitives.
The list also includes a man suspected of aggravated sexual abuse of a minor under 12 in connection with an incident involving a 10-year-old girl, said Deputy U.S. Marshal Frank Hosford.
“They’re involved in the most despicable crimes you can imagine,” said David Gonzales, U.S. marshal for the district of Arizona, referring to all the fugitives.
The list of 15 fugitives was made public yesterday by federal and local law enforcement officials at a press conference at the Evo A. DeConcini U.S. District Court House, 405 W. Congress St.
The list includes Salomon Suarez Robles, wanted on a charge of first-degree murder in the July 1982 killing of his former mistress, Enedina Bustamonte.
Robles, then living on West District Street, was charged in an arrest warrant after Bustamonte’s body was found dumped along West Valencia Road near South Camino Verde an estimated two days after she was shot numerous times.
Robles, now 51, was a maintenance man at the University of Arizona at the time, Sheriff’s Lt. Edward Beumler said shortly after the killing. Beumler has since died.
Detectives believed Robles fled the Tucson area. They have been unable to locate his wife or children.
Also being sought is Manuel Morales Olguin, 57, on a federal warrant charging him with violation of supervised release following his conviction for aggravated sexual abuse of a minor under the age of 12.
Hosford said the abuse was in February 1997 on the Tohono O’odham Nation, which is why federal authorities became involved.
Hosford said he thinks Olguin may still be in the Tucson area; he has relatives on the East Side and up until about six months ago he had made a number of medical appointments from the East Side, although he did not keep them.
Gonzales and law officers from the Tucson Police Department and Pima County Sheriff’s Department pleaded for the public’s help in finding the fugitives.
“Someone in Pima County knows where every one of these fugitives are,” said sheriff’s Detective Lt. Robert Kimmins.
“We will continue to put an emphasis on fugitives, not only because they need to be put back in jail, but because of the types of crimes they commit,” Gonzales said.
Assistant Tucson Police Chief Kathleen Robinson said, “It doesn’t matter what information you may have, no matter how minor or trivial it may seem.”
“It could just be the piece of information we need to put the puzzle together,” Gonzales said.
The law officers asked anyone with information on the listed fugitives to call the county attorney’s anonymous tipster program at 88-CRIME.
The 88-CRIME program is offering rewards of up to $1,000 for information called in through 88-CRIME leading to the capture of fugitives on the list.
While some of those on the list are accused of seemingly minor crimes, Gonzales said they made the roster because they have the potential for violence, have a criminal history or are suspected of crimes against children.
Yesterday’s list is the third published since the most-wanted program began in July 2002, said Gary L. Dhaemers, 88-CRIME’S executive director.
The second list came out in October, Dhaemers said. So far, of the 29 fugitives on the last two lists, 13 have been arrested, he said. One was arrested just before the first list came out, which is why there are 29 fugitives on the first two lists instead of 30, authorities said earlier.
There are 2,100 people in Pima County, including its towns and cities, who are considered fugitives from justice, Dhaemers said. He said another 1,100 are listed as fugitives by federal authorities.
A list of 31 area fugitives and their photographs can be found on the county attorney’s Web site at www.pcao.co.pima.az.us. Click on the button along the Web site’s left side that says “fugitive list.” Click on the photo to see the fugitives’ charges, aliases, dates of birth and descriptions.
PIMA COUNTY’S MOST WANTED FUGITIVES
In addition to Robles and Olguin, the fugitive roster lists the following people and their charges:
• Brian James Ferry, 32, probation violation. Originally charged with fraudulent scheme and artifice and two counts of theft of a means of transportation.
• Ronald Royce St. Charles, 50, second-degree escape and probation violation.
• Frank David Rodriguez, 44, second-degree escape and probation violation.
• William Patrick Yantis, 23, failure to appear for trial in Superior Court on charges of sale of dangerous drugs, offering to sell dangerous drugs, possession of dangerous drugs for sale.
• Gregory Allen Cole, 42, pretrial release violation on a charge of possession of an unregistered machine gun.
• Juan Espinosa-Lozano, 21, failure to appear for sentencing in Superior Court on charges of theft by control and/or controlling stolen property and intentional removal of a manufacturer’s serial identification number.
• Francisco Jose Hernandez, 41, kidnapping, assault, attempted aggravated assault, sexual abuse and attempted sexual assault.
• Joshua Andres Williams, 19, probation violation following conviction for solicitation to commit aggravated assault.
• Angelo Augustine Ortiz, 28, probation violation after conviction for second-degree burglary and second-degree escape.
• Marina Blanca Beas, 21, violation of supervised release after conviction for transportation of illegal immigrants.
• Oscar Armando Larrazolo Sr., 66, parole violation after conviction for possession with the intent to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds) of marijuana and distribution of cocaine.
• Charles Paul Bracamonte, 32, violation of supervised release after conviction for illegal immigrant smuggling.
• Francisco Martin Mendoza, 28, unlawful transportation of narcotic drug for sale, unlawful sale of a narcotic drug.
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