(Las Vegas, NV)– An anonymous tip led to the arrest of the two suspects in the murder of a Las Vegas teen during the attempted robbery of his iPad.
A tip giving authorities a nickname as well as the street that 21-year-old Michael Solid lived on helped bring the man to justice who is accused of killing 15-year-old Marcos Arenas.
Michael Solid, 21, and Jacob Dismont, 18, were arrested Saturday in the death of 15-year-old Marcos Arenas. They are scheduled to be in court Tuesday. They are charged with open murder, conspiracy to commit robbery and robbery.
According to the police report, Dismont and Solid were outside a Terrible Herbst gas station at 6380 W. Charleston Blvd. when Marcos entered the store with his iPad.
There was some footage showing Arenas and a friend entering and leaving the store. As Arenas left the area of the store, Dismont is seen exiting the Explorer and walking in the same direction as Arenas.
Dismont got into the SUV while Arenas continued to hold on to his iPad. As the SUV drove west on Charleston Blvd., Arenas fell and was run over by the vehicle.
He died at University Medical Center.
The driver, Solid, has a criminal history that includes arrests for auto theft, petty larceny and assault.
Police were able to find the address of Dismont on Aleman Drive. At about 9:20pm Saturday Dismont arrived at the residence in the vehicle that was used in the crime. The vehicle had several stickers on its frame and a license plate which was registered for a Mistubishi.
Dismont was taken into custody and questioned at police headquarters.
A memorial fund has been opened by the Arenas family at Wells Fargo Bank.
Marcos V Arenas 1255025601 is the account information.