Two suspects hiding on an 80-acre ranch in Bradley were arrested shortly after noon Thursday in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 55-year-old Paso Robles man, the Paso Robles Police Department announced.
Suspects Alfonso “Pancho” Fierros, 32, and Jennifer Velten, 28, of Paso Robles, were arrested after investigators tracked them to a ranch on Bryson-Hesperia Road.
Fierros and Velten surrendered.
Investigators from Paso Robles, the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office, the Monterey County Sheriff’s Department and the California Highway Patrol helped track down the suspects.
Investigators believe Fierros, Velten, and John Barrett — whom they arrested Tuesday — assisted with the planning and murder of the victim.
The homicide is believed to be drug-related, police said.
Bennett was booked into County Jail on Wednesday on suspicion of murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Charges against Fierros and Velten are pending.
The victim, whose name is being withheld pending notification of relatives, was stabbed multiple times. He was found dead Monday at the Farmhouse Motel, where he lived and worked.
Police believe Fierros and Velten were hiding on the ranch for several days.