The third and final suspect in an Oct. 16 Manteca home invasion murder in the 200 block of Jessie Avenue was captured Wednesday by Alameda Police in a grocery store without incident.
Jessie Avenue is south of Yosemite Avenue just west of the Union Pacific Railroad tracks near Manteca’s downtown.
Tito Jones, Jr., from Antioch was arrested in the murder of Timothy Spino, 29. The victim was shot as the three men broke into the front door of his home as his girlfriend and son watched, Manteca Police said.
First responders attempted to revive Spino before he was transported to San Joaquin General Hospital in French Camp where he died.
Detective Steve Schluer had distributed copies of an arrest warrant for Jones to police agencies throughout Northern California. Jones was located in a Save Mart grocery store in the City of Alameda by Alameda Police officers. The Fremont Police Department assisted in the arrest. It was unclear if he was working at the store or had just been shopping. No court date has been scheduled.
Jones was returned to the Manteca Police Department before being booked in the San Joaquin County Jail without bail. The other two suspects already jailed without bail are Kenneth Gatison, Jr., 23 and Ryan Matlock, 19. Both are listed to be from San Pablo and Sacramento.
The two men were arrested during a traffic stop by the U.S. Marshals’ Fugitive Apprehension Team near the Consumnes River College at the end of October — some two weeks after the murder.
Anyone with additional information in the case is urged to contact Detective Steve Schluer at 209.456.8210.