Fugitive in homicide case arrested in Vernal

Apr 30, 2022, 10:28 AM | Updated: Jun 20, 2022, 2:17 pm


A Utah County man who police believe was under the influence of drugs is facing criminal charges for allegedly flooding an Orem hotel. (File image, Gustavo Caballero, Getty Images for UNITAS)

(File image, Gustavo Caballero, Getty Images for UNITAS)

VERNAL, Utah –– Authorities say they have arrested a 21-year-old man in Utah in connection with a homicide in Grand Junction, Colorado.

The arrest happened Friday after Uintah County Sheriff’s Office said they received information that Stanley Lucero was in the Vernal area. Lucero had a $500,000 warrant for his arrest.

Members of the Utah and Colorado Violent Fugitive Apprehension Team (VFAST), along with Naples City Police, Vernal City Police, and the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office were able to track Lucero’s location, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.

The release said Lucero was taken into custody without incident in a parking in Vernal and is being held in Uintah County Jail pending extradition to Utah.

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Fugitive in homicide case arrested in Vernal