Poteau officers arrest murder suspect

POTEAU – Poteau police officers apprehended Irvin Eduardo Nasate Ruiz, who was wanted as a murder suspect from Fort Smith, Arkansas on Thursday.

Poteau officers were notified the suspect was possibly in Poteau. Officers checked several locations, but did not locate the vehicle Ruiz was supposed to be driving.

At around 7:30 a.m., Patrolman Justin Dodson checked a residence in the 600 block of Noble and located a vehicle matching the description. Additional officers arrived on the scene and set a perimeter.

As officers approved the vehicle to verify it was the correct vehicle, they made contact with a male in the carport. He verified that Ruiz was in the residence.


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