Florida fugitive wanted for murder arrested in Central Texas

Maclovio Salas Martinez. (Jail photo)
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MCGREGOR, Texas (KWTX) A Florida man wanted in connection with his wife’s murder was captured early Monday morning in McGregor and is being held for extradition.

Maclovio Salas Martinez, 38, was arrested at about 4 a.m. Monday by members of the McLennan County Sheriff’s FAST Team along with SWAT officers, McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara said.

Authorities earlier identified the suspect as Maclovio Salas.

McNamara said Martinez was found sleeping inside a vehicle outside a McGregor home.

McNamara said McGregor police were instrumental in locating the fugitive.

Investigators in Florida believe Martinez shot his wife at their home in Haines City, Fla., while the couple’s three children ages 6,14, and 17, watched.

He had been the subject of a nationwide search since the victim’s body was discovered early Saturday morning.