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Arrest Made In Fort Worth Fire Murder

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) -Two suspects were arrested in connection to the murder of Ashlea Harris, who was found dead in her apartment on November 28.

Harris was the victim of an early morning apartment fire.


U.S. Marshals arrested 19-year-old Clarence Malloy on Friday at an Amarillo home.

Saturday Tarrant County Sheriffs arrested 25-year-old Carter Carol Cervantez. Cervantez is being held in the Fort Worth Jail.

Malloy is being held in a Potter County Jail and will be transported to the Fort Worth Jail.

Both suspects were booked on capital murder charges and have a $500,000 bond.

Ashlea Harris Murder Suspects
Courtesy: Fort Worth Police Department

Malloy and Cervantez were previously arrested in August for approximately $18,000 worth of stolen merchandise from the Hulen Mall's American Eagle Outfitters store.
Ashlea Harris worked at this store in Hulen Mall. Police have not said if there is a connection  between the two arrests.

In November Fire fighters were called to Harris' home to respond to reports of smoke coming from her second floor unit.

Fire Fighters found a small fire contained by the sprinkler system and found Harris' body soon after.

Police say Harris did not die of natural causes and were investigating her death as a homicide.

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