The Arizona Department of Public Safety confirmed Wednesday night that 14-year-old Joshua Cade Richardson, who was sought in connection with a woman’s murder Tuesday, was arrested.
He was taken into custody around 7 p.m., in the Pinetop-Lakeside area, according to a media release from DPS.
Richardson was hungry and thirsty but in good health, DPS said.
The teen was connected to a homicide investigation that occurred northeast of Show Low Tuesday morning, officials said.
Earlier Wednesday, a warrant was issued out of Apache County for the boy’s arrest on charges of first-degree murder and burglary in the first degree, DPS said Wednesday afternoon.
A Mesa lawyer also told the Associated Press he was on the phone with his wife when she was killed during the encounter Tuesday with an intruder at the family’s getaway and future retirement home in northeastern Arizona.
DPS said the Apache County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary at a home in Concho, about 30 miles northeast of Show Low, Tuesday morning.
Concho resident Terrilynne Collins, 54, was found dead in the home, DPS said Wednesday.
A DPS spokesman could not say whether Richardson knew the woman.
Attorney Ernest Collins told the Associated Press his wife was killed while struggling with an intruder after she went to a trailer on the property in response to a text for help from the couple’s 18-year-old daughter.
Collins said his wife called him before she went to the trailer and that he was able to hear much of what happened during the fatal encounter.
The Associated Press and Arizona Republic reporters BrieAnna J. Frank and Blaine McCormick contributed to this article.
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