Commander's Palace murder suspect in custody

Commander's Palace murder suspect in custody

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(LUBBOCK, TX) – Around 2:15 p.m., Wednesday July 26th, the United States Marshal Service Fugitive Task Force Team Foxtrot, arrested 21-year-old Rudy Vallejos as he arrived at an apartment complex in the 2300 block of 70th street in Lubbock.

Vallejos was wanted for the murder of 32-year-old Marian Daniel King. King’s body was found around 1:45 p.m., Saturday July 15th, at Commander’s Palace Mobile Home Park, located at 6801 19th street.

While  Vallejos was armed at the time of his arrest, he was safely taken into custody by U.S. Marshals on scene.


(LUBBOCK, TX) – The Lubbock Police Department is currently searching for 21-year-old Rudy Vallejos III who is wanted for the murder of Marian Daniel King.

Around 1:45 p.m., on July 15th, family members found King, 32, deceased inside his home at the Commander’s Palace Mobile Home Park.

Investigators with the Person Crimes Unit were called to the scene due to the suspicious nature of the death.

Detectives also learned King’s 2007 white Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck had been stolen. Around 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19th, the stolen pickup truck was found unoccupied and parked at the Flying J located at 602 Marsha Sharp Freeway.

Through the course of the investigation, detectives were able to identify Rudy Vallejos III as the suspect and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Vallejos should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call the Lubbock Police Department or Crime Line at (806)741-1000. Callers to Crime Line may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a $1,000 cash reward.


(LUBBOCK, TX) – Around 1:45 p.m., Saturday July 15, Lubbock police responded to reports of a dead body at Commander’s Palace Mobile Home Park, located at 6801 19th street.

Upon arrival, investigators found the body of 32-year-old Marian Daniel King.  

Circumstances surrounding King’s death appeared to be suspicious and his death is now being investigated as a homicide.

Detectives with the Lubbock Police Department are currently searching for a 2007 White Chevrolet Silverado extended cab pickup truck related to this homicide investigation.

If anyone has any information regarding this case, please call Crime Line at 741-1000.

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