Watch CBS News

Seven People Arrested For Helping Suspected Newman Cop Killer Escape Police

STANISLAUS COUNTY (CBS13) — Seven people across the state have been arrested for helping the suspect in the murder of Corporal Ronil Singh avoid police.

Gustavo Perez Arriaga was arrested by Kern County Sheriff's Deputies Friday after authorities learned he was in a residence in the Lamont Area of Kern County.

Arriaga MUG
Gustavo Perez Arriaga (source: Stanislaus County Sheriff)

SWAT deputies made a perimeter around the residence early Friday morning and Arriaga surrendered without incident, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Department.

Three people from the house Arriaga was found in were also arrested for aiding and abetting. Those people are Bernabe Madrigal Castaneda, 59, Erasmo Villegas, 36, and Maria Luisa Moreno, 57. All are from Bakersfield.

Mugshots of the three arrested in Kern County are not available, per the sheriff's department's policy.

RELATED: Suspect In Newman Officer Ronil Singh's Killing Arrested In Kern County

Four more people were arrested for aiding Arriaga in evading the police.

In a press conference Friday, Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson said Arriaga's brother Adrian Virgen and his coworker Erik Quiroz were arrested in Stanislaus County.

From Left: Adrian Virgen,, and Erik Razo Quiroz.(credit: Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department)

Additionally, Arriaga's girlfriend and another one of his brothers were also arrested for helping Arriaga after he allegedly shot Corporal Singh.

His girlfriend,  Ana Leyde Cervantes, 30, was arrested in Turlock. His brother, Conrado Virgen Mendoza, 34, was arrested in Livermore.

From Left: Ana Leyde Cervantes, and Conrado Virgen Mendoz, (credit: Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department)
View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.