FRESNO — A possible suspect in the nightclub killings of seven people here last month--the worst mass murder in Fresno history--has been arrested in Oklahoma after an alleged series of crimes that included at least one other murder and three attempted murders.
John Malarkey, 24, of Fresno was arrested without incident on a fugitive warrant Sunday by FBI agents and Oklahoma state and local authorities. They found him in a used car lot in Tahlequah, a small college town near the Arkansas border, where he had fled to his grandparents' house.
"We've developed information that possibly links John Malarkey to the Carrillo Club murders," Fresno Police Detective Danny Martin said at a news conference here Monday. He declined to reveal a motive or any new details in the unsolved killings.
A Fresno police detective and deputy district attorney were sent to Cherokee County, Okla., to question Malarkey. He is being held on a $655,000 bond. The fugitive arrest warrant alleges that he killed an elderly Fresno man and attempted to kill three others, including a Fresno policeman who was shot in the face.