ROLAND, Ok - Harry Carl Mapps, the man suspected of killing three people in Rye, has been arrested in Roland, Oklahoma.
U.S. Marshals captured Mapps Saturday night in a motel near Interstate 40.
"The successful outcome of this large-scale manhunt is a testament to the combined efforts of law enforcement across numerous states and jurisdictions." said District of Colorado U.S. Marshal John Kammerzell. "I am honored that the Marshals Service could assist in bringing the alleged perpetrator of this horrific crime to justice."
On Nov. 27, firefighters discovered three bodies at a home on the 8200 block of Highway 165 in Rye, Colo., after responding to a fire that gutted the home. The Pueblo County Coroner later identified the bodies as Reginald Tuttle, 51, wife Kim Tuttle, 55, and their daughter, Dawn Roderick 33. Autopsies showed all three victims had died of gunshot wounds.
The sheriff’s office determined that the fire was an act of arson, most likely set to conceal the suspected homicide. Mapps is a former handyman for the victims and rented a basement room from the family.
He also allegedly cashed checks from the victims shortly after the fire at nearby banks.
A nationwide manhunt for Mapps intensified as the charges came forth.
On Dec. 19, Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk Taylor announced that the second warrant accuses Mapps of three counts of first degree murder and one count of arson.
Mapps was last seen driving a blue 2004 Chevrolet Mini-van bearing Texas license plate 7FSNK and was last spotted at a bank in La Junta. He is originally from Texas.