Police in southern California on Monday arrested a man wanted in the weekend assault of another man who later died in St. George.
St. George police announced Monday afternoon that Mario Alfonso Lucero, 31, was arrested by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office and was booked into jail on two warrants out of Utah. The warrants are for separate charges of aggravated assault and parole violation.
Police believe that Lucero assaulted Jeramy Shawn Olsen, 31, on Saturday night, causing severe head injuries that proved fatal for Olsen on Sunday. The assault allegedly occurred in the 1000 North block of 1240 West. Lucero fled the scene before anyone called for help, police said. Police issued the $50,000 assault warrant before Olsen died.