Arlen Price, a South Salt Lake man who is being held on a fugitive warrant in Las Vegas, faced extradition hearings Tuesday morning before 8th District Judge Donald M. Mosley.
Charges of first-degree murder and aggravated robbery were filed against Price, 34, and Brent Miller, South Salt Lake, following the Feb. 25 slaying of Lewis Price, 55, at his Buffalo Valley ranch, 40 miles north of Jackson Hole, Wyo.The victim was Arlen Price's uncle. Wyoming police believe Lewis Price was stabbed and beaten to death while resisting a robbery attempt.
Miller, 28, was shot by National Park Service forest rangers at Lake Mead National Park in southern Nevada on Saturday, after he brandished a gun and yelled at passing motorists. He told rangers he wouldn't be taken alive and had a shotgun strapped to his hand as he approached the officials. An autopsy showed he died from a single shotgun blast to the center of his chest.
Price was arrested on the Las Vegas strip early Sunday morning after police received an anonymous tip. Price is being held in the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas. A vehicle believed to have been used by the pair was found abandoned in Barstow, Calif., several hours after Price was arrested.
Last Thursday, South Salt Lake and Salt Lake police staged a raid on a home at 49 E. Gregson Ave., hoping to capture the fugitives, but the house was empty.