Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Two suspects wanted out of Utah arrested in Grand Junction

Mark Mair, 27
MCSO Photo 7-26-16
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo - Two suspects wanted in connection to a murder in Cedar City, Utah were arrested after a brief standoff Monday night.

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office along with the Grand Junction Police Department received information Mark Mair, 27, and Elcha Hatch, 19, may be in the area after fleeing from an alleged homicide in Cedar City.

During a parole check on an unrelated matter it was discovered Hatch was at 316 29 Road in Grand Junction. Because the two were believed to be traveling together, we believed Mair was also inside the home.

Both the Mesa County SWAT Team and Grand Junction SWAT Teams set up a perimeter around the home.

Elcha Hatch, 19
MCSO Photo 7-26-16
After a brief stand-off, SWAT deployed tear gas and was able to arrest both Mair and Hatch without incident.

A number of other subjects inside the home were also detained and questioned; one was arrested on an unrelated warrant out of New Mexico.

Mair was arrested on a warrant for aggravated murder, aggravated burglary, and seven counts of felony discharge of a firearm and is being held on a million dollar warrant.

Hatch was arrested on a warrant for obstruction of justice, a second degree felony and being held on a $10,000 warrant.

Both are being held in the Mesa County Detention Facility.

Investigators with the Cedar City Police Department are continuing to interview witnesses and process evidence related to the shooting.

Contact Cedar City Police for more on the murder investigation.

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