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UPDATE: Nazzreth DeLuna captured in Alamosa

ALAMOSA, Colo. - The man suspected of setting a home on fire in Alamosa and threatening a family in Pueblo was arrested in Alamosa on Wednesday.

Alamosa Police say a citizen spotted Nazzreth Michael DeLuna, 30, on a bridge on the east side of town.

DeLuna initially resisted arrest but was eventually detained by officers, according to the news release sent out late Wednesday.

DeLuna was not armed but wearing a bulletproof vest at the time of his arrest.

He remains at the Alamosa County Jail with no bond.

DeLuna is accused of trying to start a fire at his family's home in Alamosa in an attempt to harm his wife Bobbie Marie DeLuna and their children. 

Bobbie Marie's mother, Tina Gallegos, spoke out during a Facebook live video earlier Wednesday saying, "I love you like you were my own and my heart breaks. Naz, if you can hear me turn yourself in baby get the help that you need."

If you would like to watch her full statement, push play on the video below. 

 

 

 

 

DeLuna is facing charges of Theft, 3rd Degree Assault, Criminal Attempt 1st Degree Murder, 1st-degree Burglary, 1st Degree Arson, Reckless Endangerment, Crimes against an At-Risk Adult, and Criminal Mischief. 

These charges stem from the house fire. 

The Alamosa Police and Fire Departments responded to 1109 Bell Avenue just before 11:30 p.m. Authorities got a call about a disturbance and then a fire at that address. 

When crews arrived, they saw smoke and flames coming from the back of the home. There were people inside and were safely rescued. Surrounding homes also had to be evacuated as a precaution. 

Officers were told by people on the scene that DeLuna had been at the home and was causing problems. During this time, he used an unknown accelerant to start the fire.   

The Alamosa Valley Courier reported on the house early Tuesday morning. The Courier says nearby neighbors claim they heard an explosion.

The Alamosa Police Department says it was caused by an oxygen bottle.

DeLuna had left the home before law enforcement had arrived. 


 


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