Man suspected in triple murder arrested
Updated On: Dec 30 2013 08:42:32 AM CST
The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office announced that Harry Mapps was arrested in Roland, Oklahoma Saturday night.
Deputies with the U.S. Marshal Office developed information that Mapps was at a motel near Interstate 50 in Roland. Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force Officers from the Eastern District of Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force arrested Mapps with the help of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Roland Police Department.
"The successful outcome of this large-scale manhunt is a testament to the combined efforts of law enforcement across numerous states and jurisdictions," said District of Colorado U.S. Marshal John Kammerzell. "I am honored that the Marshals Service could assist in bringing the alleged perpetrator of this horrific crime to justice."
Mapps was wanted by the Pueblo County Sheriff's Ofiice in the murder of three people, Kim Tuttle, Reggie Tuttle and their daughter, Dawn Roderick. Investigators believe he shot them while they were sleeping in their Rye home, then set the house on fire.
"There are a lot of people who will breathe easier knowing Harry Carl Mapps is in custody and our gratitude goes out to the law enforcement agencies nationwide," said Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk Taylor.
Mapps was wanted on three charges of first-degree murder, and additional felony charges of theft, identity theft, forgery, and arson.
"While our work isn't done, there is certainly satisfaction in knowing we can begin this next phase of the case and that Mapps will soon return to Pueblo to answer for the crimes he has been charged with," Sheriff Taylor said.
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