FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Lee County Sheriff's Office has arrested a pair of fugitives wanted for murder in the violent death of a child in Dallas, Tx.
WINK News has confirmed Dagoberto Castanon, 25, and Rogelio Avila, 24, are in the Lee County Jail, both held on $500,000 bond. Deputies arrested the two at trailer park North Fort Myers.
"Sometimes in our neighborhood we're known for things around here."
Paula White admits her North Fort Myers neighborhood doesn't have the best reputation.
"We have drugs or prostitutes or whatever, in our neighborhood," she said.
Despite that news that US Marshals arrested two fugitives at 419 Clark Street comes as a surprise. She saw undercover vehicles surrounding the home Friday night.
"That's basically what I saw. A bunch of commotion going on. But being so close to home? A little shocked," she said.
"It's scary that people would do something like that. You could just about imagine what the family is going through," said another North Fort Myers neighbor.
Dallas police say during a chase on April 15, the suspects allegedly slammed into a minivan, killing 13-year-old Ethan Vasquez. His mother, Sandy remains in ICU at a Dallas hospital, but her husband said he is expecting her condition to be upgraded soon.
"He was just full of life, very smart, intelligent little boy, just loved life," said the teens uncle, Reuben Vasquez. "Just on the computers, playing games and stuff, good little boy. Smart."
Investigators say they found burglary tools, an assault rifle, and a cell phone in the abandoned van. Dallas detectives say one of the suspect's lost a cell phone during the crash, which was traced back to Castanon's girlfriend.
When police spoke with the woman she said her boyfriend told her he and Avila had crashed a stolen van and when she saw him he had cuts on his head. A police affidavit further stated the girlfriend said Castañon told her he wasn’t sure if the people he crashed into survived.
The woman also said Castañon told her not to call his cell phone because it was lost. After the crash, the woman admitted to driving Castañon to Avila’s house and dropping him off. Castañon later asked his girlfriend to go to Mexico with him, but she refused.
Officials with Dallas police will work on extraditing the men back to Texas at some point next week.