Trio face charges in killing of Rancho Cucamonga man

Two men who San Bernardino police say killed a Rancho Cucamonga man for his money and belongings are set to appear in court Thursday to confirm the appointment of their lawyers.

San Bernardino police detectives traveled last week to Decatur, Ill., to bring back Antonio Marquis Eubanks, his half-brother, John Fitzgerald Dozier, and Crystal Ann Carmelo, Dozier’s pregnant wife, to face charges in the deadly beating of Matthew Thomas Cook in July.

Eubanks and Dozier have already pleaded not guilty to murder charges in San Bernardino Superior Court, according to court records. Carmelo has not yet appeared in court.
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San Bernardino gang member to be extradited this week

By Stacia Glenn on November 17, 2008 3:45 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) |

A San Bernardino gang member wanted for a fatal shooting in December is expected to be extradited back to San Bernardino County this week, police said.

U.S. Marshal’s agents arrested Darrin Pearson, 28, on Nov. 6 outside Memphis, Tenn. He has been charged with murder for the Dec. 24 slaying of 21-year-old Michael Rawlings in the 2100 block of E. Jane Street.

San Bernardino police detectives are expected to accompany Pearson back to the area by Wednesday.
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Apple Valley murder suspects extradited today

By Stacia Glenn on November 5, 2008 1:59 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) |

Two Apple Valley men wanted for fatally shooting a man outside a liquor store last month were extradited back to the area today.

San Bernardino County sheriff’s detectives flew to Reno, Nev. to transport Steven Thurman, 20, and Jesse Cole, 18.

The men, charged with the Oct. 15 murder of 44-year-old Donald Earl Johnson outside Grand Liquor & Market in the 15000 block of Rancherias Road, were booked into Central Detention Center in San Bernardino.

Investigators ask that any witnesses to the shooting call Det. Dave Johnson or Sgt. Tom Bradford to (909) 387-3589. Anonymous tipster can call (800) 78-CRIME.

stacia.glenn@inlandnewspapers.com

Phelan fugitive dies in Spain before extradition

By Stacia Glenn on November 4, 2008 6:39 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) |

A former Phelan man whom authorities have long tried to extradite back to the United States to stand trial for raping a young girl a decade ago has died, authorities said.

Celestino Payan, who has been a fugitive since 1998 and was once featured on “America’s Most Wanted,” died Monday of cancer in a jail cell in Madrid, Spain.

He was expected to be extradited here sometime before January for three counts of lewd acts upon a child and one count of forcible rape.
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