CHILDRESS, Texas — A man wanted in California for capital murder and two charges of attempted capital murder was captured in Texas overnight.
At approximately 11 p.m., a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper attempted to stop a 2007 Audi SUV for a traffic violation east of Chillicothe, Texas. The vehicle was traveling north on U.S. Highway 287.
According to DPS Sergeant Dan Buesing, the vehicle fled the trooper northbound on U.S. Highway 287, approximately 45 miles into the Childress city limits, before being stopped with assistance from the Childress Police Department and the Childress County Sheriff's Office.
"Two passengers and the driver ran from the vehicle and fled law enforcement," stated Buesing.
Local prison dogs from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice were called to assist in the search for the individuals on foot.
The two passengers were apprehended but the driver, identified as 20-year-old LaVale Vean, aka "Fudge," evaded capture.
Several hours later, Vean was located by a Childress Police Department officer at a Motel 6 in Childress.
Vean faces charges in Texas for felony evading. In Fresno, California, Vean is wanted for one count of capital murder and two counts of attempted capital murder..
Fresno police allege Vean shot and killed Roberto Ramos in October 2017 — injuring Ramos' wife, Irma, and their son, Jacob.
Vean was also on active probation for armed robbery and had warrants out of Madera, California, on gun-related charges and Fresno for burglary, according to a police bulletin.