ROLAND, Ok - A man suspected of killing three people and setting fire to a home in Colorado has waived extradition following his arrest in Oklahoma.
Harry Carl Mapps appeared before a district court judge on Monday in eastern Oklahoma's Sequoyah County.
Assistant District Attorney Stacey Slaughter says the 59-year-old Mapps waived his extradition rights and agreed to return to Colorado.
It wasn't immediately clear when he would be sent back, but local jail officials say he could be returned to Colorado at any time.
Slaughter says Mapps did not have an attorney.
Mapps is accused of killing three people whose bodies were found in a home in the small southern Colorado town of Rye after the house burned on Nov. 27. 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.
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.
Mapps was arrested Saturday night at a motel in Roland, Okla.
"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."