A suspect in the Red Hawk Casino murder case was arrested Monday.
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El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office received information that Estephen Juarez, 33, was in the Cothrin Ranch area, a rural area north of Latrobe.
At about 10 a.m., deputies located the address and established surveillance. Positive identification of Juarez was made. Deputies surrounded the house and Juarez surrendered peacefully.
However, while evacuating the residence, an aggressive dog was able to escape and attacked an EDSO K-9. The aggressive dog was shot and died of the injuries, according to he Sheriff’s Office.
Juarez was wanted in connection with the death of Gene Mcarn, 19, of Rescue, who died of stab wounds on Nov. 21. He is being held on two counts of violation of probation and one count of murder with a $1 million bail hold.