Walla Walla Murder Suspect Arrested in Spokane

Walla Walla Murder Suspect Arrested in Spokane

A 17-year-old boy identified by the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office as the primary suspect in the shooting death of 20-year-old Yesica Olivos has been arrested in Spokane.

Carlos Valdez now faces charges of first degree murder.

An arrest warrant for Valdez was obtained earlier today, along with additional arrest warrants charging rendering criminal assistance in the first degree for Breanne Rutherford and Andres Torres-Rodriguez.

Detectives developed information that led them to believe the three suspects were inside the Knights Inn Motel, located on the 20 block of W. Houston Ave. in Spokane. With the assistance of the Spokane office of the FBI and the Spokane Police Department, along with hostage negotiators, contact was made about 4 p.m. today. Around 8 p.m. tonight, two suspects came out of the hotel and into police custody, then about 15 minutes later, two more suspects came out of the hotel and were placed in police custody peacefully.

Three of the four have been identified as Carlos Valdez, Breanne Rutherford, and Andres Torres-Rodriguez. The other female will be identified and interviewed regarding her knowledge and possible involvement in the crime.

The investigation began when the victim’s body was discovered near the intersection of Mojonnier and Beet Roads this past Friday morning.

An autopsy classified Olivos’ death as a homicide by gunshot wound.