IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — An eastern Idaho man and woman have been arrested and face charges of felony accessory to manslaughter in connection with the shooting death of a Pocatello woman.
Keith McQuilliams, 26, and Nubia Castillo, 20, are accused of helping 25-year-old Kevin McQuilliams elude police following the fatal shooting of 34-year-old Annarae Ponce.
Keith McQuilliams and Castillo appeared in 7th District Court on Wednesday. Keith McQuilliams is Kevin McQuilliams' older brother.
Kevin McQuilliams faces charges of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault following the Jan. 1 shooting death in Idaho Falls of Ponce.
"They knew that (Kevin) had killed Annarae, and they helped him leave the area," Idaho Falls Police Department spokeswoman Joelyn Hansen told the Post Register (http://www.postregister.com/node/73144).
After the shooting, Keith McQuilliams and Castillo drove Kevin McQuilliams to Pocatello and helped him gather clothing and his son so he could flee, police said.
Kevin McQuilliams made it to California where he was arrested and remains in custody as Idaho authorities work through the process of having him extradited back to Idaho.
Idaho Falls police have said it doesn't appear that Kevin McQuilliams intended Ponce as a target. They were at an Idaho Falls home to attend a house party, police said.
Hansen said that authorities haven't recovered the weapon used in the shooting. She said investigators believe Kevin McQuilliams abandoned it somewhere along Interstate 15.
Castillo was arrested Tuesday in Idaho Falls while she was at work, Hansen said, and booked into the Bonneville County Jail but released after posting $10,000 bond.
Keith McQuilliams has been in the Bonneville County Jail since Jan. 1 on a parole violation. His arrest warrant was served while he was in custody, where he remained Thursday.
Information from: Post Register, http://www.postregister.com