APD Arrests Manteca Murder Suspect
On Monday, Dec. 30, 2015, members of the Alameda Police Department (APD) arrested Tito Jones, Jr. at the Safeway store at Alameda Landing. According to the Manteca, Calif., police department, on Oct. 16, 2015, Jones, Kenneth Gatison, Jr., and Ryan Matlock broke down Timothy Spino’s front door in Manteca.
Family and friends told the Manteca Bulletin that the trio then shot Spino in the torso in front of his girlfriend and son. The Bulletin reported that first responders tried to revive Spino at the scene, but he died at the San Joaquin County Hospital.
Manteca Detective Steve Schluer distributed arrest warrants to police agencies throughout Northern California. He also called on the U.S. Marshals for assistance. On Oct. 26, members of the U.S. Marshals’ Fugitive Apprehension Team arrested Gatison and Matlock near Elk Grove, just south of Sacramento.
Jones remained on the loose until authorities located Jones in Alameda. APD arrested him with assistance from officers from the Fremont Police Department. The Bulletin reported that it was unclear whether Jones was working at the store or had just been shopping there.
Authorities returned Jones to the Manteca Police Department. He was then booked into the San Joaquin County Jail in French Camp without bail. He faces charges that include murder while committing a felony, robbery, burglary and assault with a firearm. No court date has been scheduled.
Anyone with additional information in the case is asked to contact Detective Steve Schluer at (209) 456-8210.