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BREAKING: Drug offender arrested in my Brothers' Brother-in-law Murder
This story hits home. Brett Wahlquist was my brothers' brother-in-law. A completely senseless murder with a knife? What amazes me to know end is why this degenerate was not being monitored after a burglary and drug charge? You monitor private citizens like a hawk, but cannot even monitor a known, convicted felon? A complete shame!!!
A 22-year-old man was arrested early this morning for fatally stabbing a Beavercreek man as he and his family were ending the final day of their two-week vacation in this resort community.
Agents with the Criminal Investigation Corps Aguadilla area found the suspect, Juan P. Carela Acevedo, who was staying with his family in the public housing complex, Villas Rincon Apartments, according to the newspapers El Nuevo Dia and Primera Hora.
Acevedo is accused of killing Brett Walquist, 41.
Police said Walquist fought with Acevedo after the man allegedly broken into the Walquist's rental apartment unit about 1:45 a.m. Monday.
Police said Acevedo was surprised this morning when agents arrested him at his family's apartment unit. At the time of his arrest, police said Acevedo had a dislocated arm, apparently injured in his fight with Walquist, and was taken Good Samaritan Hospital in Aguadilla for treatment.
Area police commander Col. Miguel Rosado told the newspapers the work of his staff and the cooperation from local residents were keys to arresting Acevedo.
Police said Acevedo recently left the Aguadilla Guerrero Jail after being charged in another alleged crime. On Nov. 14, Acevedo had been sent to prison for not paying a $10,000 bail for a burglary charge. But police told the newspapers they have not determined why he was in the free community.
Rosado said Acevedo has been collaborating with the authorities since his arrest. In 2011, Acevedo was arrested on a drug possession charge and released after posting $ 2,500 for bail.
Police said Acevedo was attempting to burglarize the Walquist's rental unit on Monday. When Walquist heard noises, he found the intruder, who used a knife from the kitchen to fight off Walquist before fatally stabbing him multiple times.
Before the intruder fled the apartment, Walquist's wife, Gerry, rushed and grabbed the attacker, but he managed to escape through a window. Neither she nor the couple's two children were injured in the attack.
Police told the newspapers authorities were able to identify Acevedo after reviewing several security cameras in the area close to the Arena y Mar Apartments, where the Walquist family was staying. During the attack, the suspect also left a baseball cap with a wood brim at the apartment, and surveillance video captured images similar to Acevedo, police said.
Agents said the man has told them where he hid the knife.
Prosecutor Hector Lopez told the newspapers he planned to file charges against Acevedo later today.
Walquist, his family, his father, Carl, and his sister's family had spent the holiday vacationing in Puerto Rico.
Walquist worked in Beavercreek as the Midwest representative for J&B Importers, a national wholesale distributor of bicycles, parts and accessories. He previously worked in his family's business, Alger Bikes in Grand Rapids, Mich., which is now run by his brother, Brian.
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