DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – An 18-year-old man and a 15-year-old girl wanted in connection with a homicide case in Oklahoma were arrested Wednesday in Daytona Beach, police said.
Daytona Beach police said the Creek County Sheriff's Office in Oklahoma contacted the department Wednesday to notify them that two homicide suspects were believed to be in the area.
The Sheriff's Office told police it believed the suspects, Robert Firethunder, 18, and Ruby Lizarraga, 15, would be meeting a woman at 511 N. Segrave Street to get some money and that they would likely be in a Chevy pickup truck.
As Daytona Beach police began surveillance on the residence, they said someone driving a pickup truck with an Oklahoma tag showed up. Upon checking the tag, police said they found the truck belonged to Firethunder's aunt.
Police said they watched a female get in the truck and drive away, so they followed and she led them on a short pursuit. They were quickly able to stop the vehicle and arrest the teen girl, who was also reported missing out of Oklahoma. She is facing local charges of fleeing and eluding.
When Daytona Beach police's SWAT unit showed up to the home, they said Firethunder showed up in another vehicle. He was arrested on unrelated felony warrants and now faces charges from the Creek County Sheriff's Office.
No other details were provided.