San Luis man nabbed on parole violation
A man wanted by the Arizona Department of Corrections has been arrested after San Luis police found him hiding in a closet in his home.
While conducting a follow-up investigation into a shooting that had occurred earlier this month, San Luis police officers spotted Marcos Castro early Saturday morning.
Castro had a felony warrant issued for his arrest for violating his parole. He was spotted in the front yard of his home in the 1400 block of La Madera Drive.
Sgt. Ernesto Lugo of the San Luis Police Department said because Castro has resisted arrest in the past, officers decided to request additional assistance from other San Luis police and Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents.
“We had heard he was back in the area, we just hadn't seen him before,” Lugo said.
Lugo said as officers and agents approached the residence, they saw Castro run inside the home. When officers attempted to enter the residence, Castro's sister and brother in-law tried to prevent the arrest by locking the doors and insisting that he was not inside the residence.
Under Arizona law, officers can enter a residence or building to make a felony arrest when the officer knows the suspect is inside the location and is being refused admittance.
Lugo said officers then forced entry into the home and found Castro hiding inside a closet in one of the bedrooms. He was arrested without further incident and booked into the Yuma County Jail.
Elena Castro and Francisco Renteria Martinez were also arrested and charged with hindering prosecution and also booked into the Yuma County jail.
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