Double murder suspect arrested in Blackfoot
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BLACKFOOT — Authorities have confirmed a man accused of murdering two people in Spokane Valley has been arrested.
The Idaho State Police and the United States Marshals Service arrested Gilberto Delgado, 44, just after noon today in a parking lot on Parkway Drive in Blackfoot.
ISP detectives received information that Delgado was believed to be traveling southbound on I-15 this morning. Detectives located a man driving a black Dodge Dart that matched Delgado’s description and the vehicle was displaying stolen license plates. Delgado was followed to a parking lot on Parkway in Blackfoot and he was taken into custody at 12:02 p.m. without incident.
“They contacted him in a parking lot and Delgado was taken into custody without incident,” wrote Spokane Valley Police Department in a press release.
The Bingham County Sheriff’s Office says he was captured in the parking lot of a Taco Bell. ISP officials said he was taken into custody at 12:02 p.m.
Authorities had been searching for Delgado, a 44-year-old convicted felon from the Pocatello area with an extensive criminal background.
On Monday, around 8:45 a.m., Spokane Valley Police received a 911 call from a young boy who said his mother and uncle had been killed. Deputies responded to a home on the 600 block of South Michigan in Spokane Valley and found a woman and man who had been shot to death. Delgado was named as the suspect.
According to the Idaho Department of Correction, Delgado has a lengthy criminal history in Power County that includes charges of injury to a child, escape, grand theft and aggravated assault. He was sentenced to prison until 2019 but released on parole in October 2015.
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