Hunt for San Tan Valley man accused of murdering father ends in Texas

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The following is a news release from the Pinal County Sheriff's Office.

Arrested in Texas

San Tan Valley man wanted for dad's murder arrested in Texas - On Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, a week-long manhunt that covered the Southwest Border States ended with the arrest of Gino Anderson on suspicion of the murder of his father, Dennis Anderson, on July 26, 2009 in San Tan Valley.

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FLORENCE -- On Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, a week-long manhunt that covered the Southwest Border States ended with the arrest of Gino Anderson on suspicion of the murder of his father, Dennis Anderson, on July 26, 2009 in San Tan Valley.

Gino Anderson, who had apparently fled to Mexico, re-entered the El Paso, Texas Port of Entry, where he surrendered to ICE agents. Anderson was turned over to the El Paso Police Department and booked into the El Paso County Jail on an arrest warrant issued by the Pinal County Grand Jury for charges of 1st degree murder.

Pinal County Sheriff's Office Homicide Investigators have been working closely with the U.S. Marshals Office since the onset of the investigation early last week. The U.S. Marshals were instrumental in effecting the recovery of Anderson after Sheriff's Office negotiations with Anderson ended in a surrender plan Saturday afternoon, wherein Anderson voluntarily re-entered the United States through the El Paso, Texas Port of Entry and surrendered to police.

Anderson's vehicle was secured by U.S. officials and will be transported to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office later this week

Gino Anderson is being held in the El Paso County Jail in El Paso, Texas awaiting extradition to Arizona. "This is yet another case where the vital relationships we have built with other law enforcement agencies are so valuable and important," said Sheriff Paul Babeu. "Through the dedication and persistence of all agencies involved we were able to locate and apprehend Gino Anderson and bring him to justice."