- Associated Press - Saturday, December 7, 2019

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A suspect in a Santa Fe homicide was arrested Saturday in the Albuquerque area, authorities said.

The New Mexico State Police said 26-year-old James R. Garcia of Santa Fe was arrested Saturday while a passenger in a car whose driver allegedly tried to evade police and nearly struck an officer.

The State Police said Garcia was arrested on warrants alleging murder, tampering with evidence and probation violation. He was wanted in the death of 20-year-old Daniel Gisler, who was reported missing Nov. 21 and whose body was found Friday.

The State Police said the driver of the car, 27-year-old Mercardy Jalessa Rose Montoya, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated fleeing and other charges.

Online court record records didn’t list attorneys for Garcia or Montoya who could comment on the allegations.

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